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SPY's Newsletter 12/27/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #234


Beloved Former Businessman Passes

Charles “Charlie” Bumgardner passed away yesterday, December 26, 2022. Charlie was 93 years old. He owned the Total gas station down on the corner in Sunfield, and was a fixture in the community for many years.

His service will be held this Friday, December 30th at the Vermontville Bible Church, located at 250 North Main Street in Vermontville. There will be a visitation at 10 AM, with the funeral service at 11 AM.

A luncheon will follow the service. Everything will be at the church.

There will be a private interment at the Sunfield Cemetery.

SPY's Annual Meeting Coming Up On

January 7, 2023

The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to bring the membership up to date on all of our activities in the community; give the membership a full financial report, so you can see what our combined efforts have produced; hold the election of officers and conduct the transition of leadership; as well as provide an opportunity to get to know other SPY members and guests better, especially our newest members.

Members please note, that if you are planning on attending you must please let us know as soon as possible by calling our Membership Director John Fisher at 517-648-0969, or simply reply to this Newsletter email. We need to know how many people to plan for. Please do it now!


Mark & Mary Hanna renewed their Platinum Sponsorship for 2023. Thank you! We appreciate your continued support!

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: You’ll never see a U-Haul trailer behind a hearse.

• Notable Quote: “It takes just as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”---Benjamin Franklin

• That’s Puny Department: Did you know that when a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds?

• Did You Know Section: Unlike other fruits, cranberries do not show their ripeness with color. Instead, they are sorted by bouncing---good cranberries bounce and bad ones don’t.


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2. If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Community Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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