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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 12/18/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #231


Christmas Greetings !

The Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY's) extend the warmest of Christmas greetings to all our friends and loyal readers out there in "Community Newsletter Land”. May you all have a joyous Christmas and a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Important Announcements

· SPY’s Annual Meeting-----The SPY’s Annual Meeting of the Membership is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Sunfield Community Rooms. It will start at 6PM. Annual officer elections will take place at this time, along with other special reports. There will be specific details provided in an upcoming Newsletter. But, please save the date for this important meeting!

· It was decided that the various Community Awards that the SPY’s have traditionally presented at Annual Meetings in the past, will now be awarded at a special ceremony during the Farmer’s Picnic in August.

· Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night-----As announced before, this year’s 26th Annual Wild Game Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023. This year it will be held at the Centennial Acres Golf and Banquet Center.

We understand that our event fearless leader, Pete Weller is going to be somewhat incapacitated that night due to have just underwent a knee replacement. Obviously, he is looking for some help in a couple of areas:

FIRST-----Need some helpers to give out door prizes when attendees leave the event. This can be kids with an adult.

SECOND-----Help packaging L-1 and L-2 door prizes.

THIRD---Help getting items to Centennial Acres and setting them up. Some items are heavy. There is a special area where the raffle items can be set-up early. Pete would like this done by Tuesday, January 3, 2023 if possible.

If there is anyone out there that would like to lend a hand, or would like more information about what is involved, give Pete a call at 517-743-1642


· The Outback Card Room made a donation in memory of Gerry Weller.

· Kendall & Kerry Wilcox made a contribution in memory of Beverly Corston.

· Antony & Carol Santini made a couple of donations.

· Kyle Binkley donated in memory of Gerry Weller.

· John & Sandra Fisher made a donation in memory of Beverly Corston.

· The following made a contribution in memory of Madelyn (Hunter) Mast:

Kathy Hengesbach

Nancy Brown

Lynn VanBuren

Carol Santini

David VanBuren

· The following gave through the Frontstream charitable giving program:

JoAnne Wilson


· We also just received a check from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of people ordering “stuff” through Amazon between July 1 and September 30, and going to the AmazonSmile option and designating the Sunfield Area SPY’s to receive a percentage of their purchase. This does not cost anything to the Amazon customer, but results in a benefit to the SPY’s and thus the community.

If anyone out there buys things through Amazon we would encourage you to please check this out.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.

• Notable Quote: “Remember, we pass this way but once---unless your wife is reading the road map.”---“Honest Roy” Harris.

• That’s Puny Department: Do you realize these days that more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. Just goes to show that they are thinking out of the box

• Did You Know Section: Here’s a question for you that I’ll bet you’ll make the wrong assumption about. Why do these symbols represent male and female?

No these are not anatomical representations. Shame on you! They are symbols related to Greek mythology. The female symbol is supposed to represent a woman holding a hand mirror and is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty. The male symbol represents a spear and shield and is associated with the Greek god of war---Ares. The male and female symbols also represent the planets Mars and Venus (the Roman god of war and the Roman goddess of beauty).

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