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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 12/2/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Mulliken Craft Show News

On Saturday, December 16, 2023, there will be a magnificent Craft Show held at 206 Main Street in Mulliken.  It will run from 9 AM to 3 PM.  ABC Crafts and Collectables is hosting the benefit event for the Masonic Temple Hall which is in need of roof repair.  This longtime standing building is used for many venues such as, the food bank, family gatherings, meetings, craft shows and more.


At this event you will find various vendors selling those last-minute gifts.  They are looking forward to meeting new people and helping you find the right gift for you and others.  Be sure to stop in and check it out!

News From Centennial Acres

The extremely popular Centennial Acres Sunday Brunch returns beginning Sunday, January 6, 2024.  The Brunches will run every Sunday through March.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

Next SPY Meeting


The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held on Tuesday, December 12th starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43 just West of the blinker light.  Guests are always welcome!

Christmas Basket Distribution

Is Coming Up!


The Lakewood Community Council Christmas Basket distribution is happening on Saturday, December 16th.


The Christmas Basket project helps nearly 200 families in the Lakewood area. Volunteers are needed to deliver the baskets to the designated families in the Sunfield area.

Anyone that would like to help out, just show up at the Central Methodist Church in downtown Lake Odessa at 9 AM. It will take just a couple hours of your time, at the most and is quite rewarding

and well worth the effort!


For Further information, please contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969.  Thank you!


Parting Comments

·      Deep Thought of the Week:  The trouble with trouble is it starts out as fun.


·      Notable Quote: “Anyone can count the seeds in the apple.  No one can count the apples in a seed.”


·      That’s Puny Department: A bear walks into a bar and says, ‘I’d like a beer, and ah…………………………………………………………………………….some of those peanuts.’  The bartender says, ‘Sure, but why the big paws?’”


·      Did You Know Section: On January 15, 1919, more than 2 million gallons of molasses spewed through Boston’s North End in an event known today as the Great Molasses Flood. The incident occurred due to a faulty storage tank managed by United States Industrial Alcohol, a distilling company. The massive storage vat measured 50 feet high with a diameter of 90 feet, and was known to rumble and leak from the time it was built in 1915. These issues occurred in part because the walls were only 0.31 to 0.67 inches thick, far too thin to contain the weight of a full tank of molasses. On January 12 and 13, 600,000 gallons of molasses were pumped into the tank, filling it to capacity. This, coupled with temperature fluctuations that affected both the molasses and the vat itself, put an added strain on the tank. Two days later, the container burst from the pressure, sending a 40-foot-high wave of molasses gushing through the streets at a speed of up to 35 miles per hour. The destructive force of gooey liquid destroyed buildings and claimed 21 lives, requiring 87,000 worker hours to clean up in the event’s aftermath. For years after, residents claimed the area reeked of molasses on warmer days.



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