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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 12/7/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #229 (12/7/22) Christmas Basket Distribution Is This Saturday! The Lakewood Community Council Christmas Basket distribution is happening THIS Saturday, December 10th. 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. For Further information, please contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969. Thank you! Next SPY Meeting The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held this coming Tuesday, December 13th starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43 just West of the blinker light. Guests are always welcome! Contributions We would like to acknowledge and thank Sarah Jones for her recent donation to the SPY’s. SPY’s Major Fund-Raiser The Sunfield Area Sponsor of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be raffling off 2 thirty-six inch Blackstone Griddles with air fryer bundles. These Blackstones have a value of $1,000 each. In addition, the raffle will include an original twenty-eight inch Blackstone griddle with cutting board, valued at $300. That is three chances per ticket to win one of these fabulous griddles! A limited number of tickets will be sold, with the drawing to be held on February 4, 2023. If all of the tickets are sold, there will be an additional twenty separate drawings for $50 each. These Blackstone Griddles are a real Top-Notch outfit! They by far surpass your regular limited grilling experience! They are excellent!!! With the Blackstone Griddle with Electric Air Fryer and Hood, you can do it all: bake, sear, roast, sauté, and air fry. This griddle combines the simplicity and ease of air frying with the hands-on art of griddling for a satisfying blend of styles. 524 Square inches of cooking space combined with 4 quarts of air frying capacity. A hood retains heat and reduces splatter, while patented rear grease management controls the mess on the griddle surface. Two side shelves, a magnetic strip for griddling accessories, and tool hooks provide precious prep and storage space. With everything you can do on this griddle, you'll be drooling before your dinner is done. This propane and plug-powered Blackstone will bring many delicious meals to the table for years to come. Please Note: ALL of the proceeds from the Blackstone Griddle Raffle with go toward the support of the various youth and community programs the SPY’s underwrite. Tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25 and are available from any of the following: Pete Weller (517-743-1642) Renee Strimback (269-967-5787) John Fisher (517-648-0969) Jeff Gibbs (517-930-6989) Sam Coan (517-282-60530 Rosie Best (517-331-0836) Or, you can stop by the Best Tax Service office on either Tuesday or Thursday between 9 AM and 4 PM. Get your tickets today and help us help the kids and the community! These tickets make excellent Christmas gifts and stocking stuffer. Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. • Notable Quote: “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."-----ARISTOTLE • That’s Puny Department: Did you hear about the butcher who backed into the meat grinder?-----He got a little behind in his work!” • Did You Know Section: The planet Neptune has barely completed one orbit since it was discovered in 1846. Whereas Pluto, which was discovered in 1930, won’t complete a full orbit until March 23, 2178. Notices 1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed. 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 Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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