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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 2/14/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #177 (2/14/22) Welch Museum Has A Super Event Coming Our Way! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 5th! Set that day aside for the return of the Welch Museum’s fabulous “Dar Benjamin Chili Cook-Off. A flyer with all of the details is attached to this Newsletter below. Y’all come!

May I Have Your Attention Please On Saturday March 26th, 2022, SPY's will host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament / fund-raiser to benefit the SPY's various programs. It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa Time---High Noon, Sign-in at 11:45am This event will be limited to the first 40 bowlers signed up. Cost of the Bowling Tournament will be $25 per bowler. Ball and shoes are available. Please arrive early to find a ball to use if necessary To signup the event chairman Jeff Gibbs needs your name on his list. He can be reached via any of the following ways: e-mail at or via text at (517) 930-6989, or via voice message at (517) 566-3355. News Tid-Bits · There WILL be a Euchre Tournament this year! Details are being worked out now. Stay tuned for details. · At the SPY’s last meeting we heard a request to bring back the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament that we used to hold during the Farmer’s Picnic. It was called “The Barnyard Classic” and was very popular. We’re considering this too. Contributions · Mark Woodman Plumbing & Heating made donations in memory of Stanley Rice, Joseph Vojtech, & Roger Buxton. · We received a surprise grant from “The Blackbaud Giving Fund”, which was on behalf of Takeda Pharmaceuticals and its donors. · A special salute goes out to Mark & Shari Woodman who not only re-uped their Corporate Sponsorship for 2022, but also kicked in extra and became Platinum Sponsors as well! Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: A negative mind will never give you a positive life. • Notable Quote: "If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”---Ken Robinson • That’s Puny Department: I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised. · Did You Know Section: Legend has it that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree when he was 6 years old and, when confronted by his father said, “I can not tell a lie. I did it with my hatchet.” However, this never happened. This tale was in fact concocted by Parson Mason Weems, one of Washington’s biographers, who made up the story in hopes of demonstrating Washington’s honesty. This tale is not the only myth about Washington. His wooden dentures? They weren’t made of wood; they were made of hippopotamus teeth that had been filed down to fit into Washington’s mouth. 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. Attachments area

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