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SPY's Newsletter 2/13/24

SPY’s Community Newsletter

(2/13 /24)

 Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night Report #2

At this year’s event we continued our new tradition that was started three years ago where we took time out of the evening’s festivities to salute the oldest veteran in attendance for their service.  This year that honor went to Wayne Simmons, (picture attached below), with Michigan State Representative Gina Johnsen who presented Wayne with an American flag that flew over the capitol.

The Night’s Winners List

Gift Certificate Winners

James Hyatt              1 Hour Simple Truth Massage

Jim Frizzell                $500 Aggregate Gift Certificate

Hayden Klotz            $100 Menards Gift Card

Jim Frizzell                $100 Menards Gift Card

Grizzy Downing        $100 Menards Gift Card

Daryl Cheeseman    #100 Menards Gift Card

    Jeff Kenyon                Hanna Davis Griller Bundle

    Joe Hyatt                   Hanna Davis Griller Bund

Dave Nurenburg           $100 High Caliber Karting Gift Certificate

McKenzie Lawless       $100 High Caliber Karting Gift Certificate

Shelia Fales              $100 High Caliber Karting Gift Certificate

Kevin Brummette       $100 High Caliber Karting Gift Certificate

James Hyatt                 $100 High Caliber Karting Gift Certificate

      Wayne Simmons.       $100 Zap Zone Gift Certificate

    Bill Wilson                      $100 Zap Zone Gift Certificate

    Abraham Johnson         $100 Zap Zone Gift Certificate

    Parker Lyke                     $100 Zap Zone Gift Certificate

    Candice Spitzley            $100 Zap Zone Gift Certificate

Tyler Root                  Sybaris Pool Suites $750.00 

                  Get Away Package

Yvette Weller             Sybaris Pool Suites $750.00 

                  Get Away Package

     Kevin Downing        Rock Hill Farm Deer Processing Certificate

     Sheri Klotz               Rock Hill Farm Whole Beef Processing Certificate

       Alex Werner            Walleye Fishing Charter

Multiple Items Raffle

Mary Moyer               Sports Afield Gun Safe

John Nagel                Sports Afield Gun Safe

Greg Bishop              Trail Cam

Marr Gorman            Trail Cam

Rowan  ???               Trail Cam

Ashley Shattuck       Welder

Michael ???        Welder

Parker Thelen           Welder

Mike Fox           Custom Corn Hole Boards

James Hyatt       Custom Corn Hole Boards

Katie Gorman           Drone

Hayden Klotz            Drone

Jeff Duits                   Drone

Craig Mulholland      Drone

Mark Moyer               Cutting Board

Kevin Brummette     Cutting Board

Teresa Weller            Cutting Board

Mark Owen                Cutting Board

Jordan Hostetler       Shooting Ear Protection

Hayden Klotz            Shooting Ear Protection

Gizzy Downing          Shooting Ear Protection

Mark Owen                Shooting Ear Protection X 2

Mary Moyer               Shooting Ear Protection

Jackson Satterly       Dart Board

Mark Owen                Dart Board


50 / 50 Drawings

Mark Owen                $50 cash

Trent Brummette      $50 cash

                 Rich Sunken          Rough Rider Rifle

                  Red Chip Items

Brody Jackson          16-Gauge Shot gun

Mark Brown        Revolver

        Brittini Brummette    Free Table for 2025 Event


Heads and Tails Game by Buddy Collins

    John Fisher           $75 Restaurant Gift Certificate

 Ethan Weller         $50 Cabelas Gift Certificate

Gun Raffle

Abraham Hanna       Savage 350 Legend

Nelson Frizzell              Savage 400

     Logan Kenyon              12-gauge AR Platform

                                                        Caleb Klotz                 .22 Long Rifle

  Hudson Fox         12 Gauge Bullpup Red, White, & Blue

Andy Claflin               20-Gauge Shot Gun

       Buddy Collins             Ruger 9mm Carbine Rifle

    Tyler Root              Lever Action .44 Mag Rifle

         The Special Drawing Winner

Jan Thelen               Remington 700 - 300 Win Mag


Single Raffle Items

Caleb Klotz                7 in 1 Heat Press

Jober Chapman        Hot Dog and Bun Warmer

Grizzy Downing        High Wind Steel Targets

Blake Frizzell            Golf Bag

Grizzy Downing        Stihl Cordless Pruner with

                   Extension Handle

Alison Frizzell            USA Flag Neon Sign

Todd Phillips              Mapes Furniture Chair

Adron Jameson        Pizza Oven with Accessories

Don Kenyon              LP Burner with Cajun Bayou Cast Skillet

Stephanie Porter      Dental Care Package

Lou Ann Harag         Ice Fishing Bucket with Accessories

Bryan Spitzley           4 Patriot Solar Thermos

Connie Wilson          Ninja Pellet Smoker / Grill

Darrin Bosworth    Sunfield Cycle Shop Knives & Tee Shirt

Caitlin Patrick            IFLY Gift Certificates

Abraham Hanna       Family Traditions Tree Stand

Matt Bellin        MSU Basketball (to be personalized by Coach Tom Izzo)

John Fisher               DeWalt Radiant Heater

Look for more event reports in coming issues of the SPY’s Community Newsletters.

Thank You Texas Hold 'Em Volunteers

The SPY’s Texas Hold “Em fundraiser chairman Jeff Gibbs would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to the fine folks that stepped up and worked a shift at the recent Texas Hold ‘Em event.  We salute:

Buddy & Jari Collins
John & Sandra Fisher
Brian & Luann Harag
Bruce Kauffman

Mingo Salas

Craig Cappon

Pete Weller

Sandra Schultz

Seth DeMott

Derek Desgranges

Will Simon


Thank you again for stepping up and helping out.  You are special people!!!!


Parting Comments

·      Deep Thought of the Week:  Wrinkles should merely show where the smiles have been.


·      Notable Quote: “It’s OK to lend a helping hand---the challenge is getting people to let go of it.”


·      That’s Puny Department: Did you hear about the new body shop that opened?  I’m told it comes highly wreck-a-mended.


·      Did you Know Section: The first U.S. gold rush was started by a 12-year-old boy?  Although the 1848 California Gold Rush was the largest in American history, it wasn’t the first. That distinction belongs in the state of North Carolina, where in 1799, Conrad Reed, the 12-year-old son of a Hessian Revolutionary War deserter named John Reed, found a 17-pound gold nugget in Little Meadow Creek outside Charlotte. At first — not knowing what his son had stumbled across — the elder Reed used the rock as a doorstop for his home’s front door. It wasn’t until 1802, when he took the rock to a local jeweler, that he began to grasp the enormity of his son’s discovery (although he sold the nugget for far less than it was actually worth).

By 1803, Reed had established the first gold mining operation in the U.S. As local papers reported on his business, nearby farmers began hunting for gold on their own properties by searching shallow riverbeds, a practice known as “placer mining.” When these shallow-lying deposits dried up in the 1820s, companies ditched the gold pans and began excavating lode mines, which required many more workers. Until 1828, North Carolina was the only gold-producing state in the Union, and its gold rush reached its peak in the 1830s and 1840s, when the industry employed nearly 30,000 people. The state’s gold-hued fortunes changed once the first reports of wealth out West arrived in the Carolinas, but Reed never saw the end of his state’s gold-rush boom time, dying a rich man in 1845 with his mine raking in millions.



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