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SPY's Newsletter 3/10/2024

SPY’s Community Newsletter



News Briefs

·      The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held this coming Tuesday, March 12th. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43. 


·      This coming Friday, March 15th.  is the absolute deadline for submitting applications for any of the SPY’s Community Foundation’s scholarship opportunities.  Questions?  Call John Fisher at 517-648-0969.  Seniors!  Get those applications in!  Do it now!  Applications and detailed information are available at the SPY’s


·      On Saturday, March 16th marks the return of the SPY annual Euchre Tournament, also known as “The Showdown On Main Street”.  It will be held at the Sunfield Community Rooms on Main Street.  The doors will open at 6 PM and the cards will fly at 6:30 PM.  The cost is $20 per couple.  Are you a single player that would like to participate?  We can accommodate you.  Single players will be added to a waiting list until another single player is comes along, then we will pair you up. You MUST sign-up in advance by calling or texting Shana Cappon at 517-331-0219.


·      On Saturday March 23rd. the SPY's will once again host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament / fund-raiser to benefit the SPY's various youth and community programs.  This event is open to everyone!  It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa.  Contact event Chairman Jeff Gibbs (517-930-6989) for details or to sign-up.

Looking For A Little Help Here

The next Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament we are scheduled to work will take place Monday, March 25th. thru Thursday, March 28th.  We are seeking volunteers for all or parts of the early shifts on Monday and Tuesday that start at 10:45 AM and go until 6 PM, and all or parts of the late shifts on Wednesday and Thursday that start at 6:15 PM and go until closing.  Questions?  Or, to sign up for a shift call Seth DeMott at 517-599-1583.


Employment Opportunities---Four Positions

Belinda Gulley of the “Caterpillar Clubhouse” childcare facility here in Sunfield has the following employment opportunities currently available:


Three Full-Time Positions in Sunfield


One Full-Time position in Grand Ledge


Interested in finding out more or applying?  Give Belinda a call at 517-974-8068.


Here’s A Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity

The Sunfield Community Foundation is seeking volunteers to be on this year’s SPY’s Scholarship Application Review Committee.  If you are interested in serving, or would like further information as to what’s involved, please call John Fisher at 517-648-0969.

Parting Comments


·      Deep Thought of the Week: Live your life and forget your age.


·      Notable Quote:    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money."---Margaret Thatcher


·      That’s Puny Department: Were you aware that smaller babies may be delivered by stork but the heavier ones need a crane?


·      Did You Know Section: It would be easy to assume that the Caesar salad got its moniker from the famous Roman statesman of the same name, but the classic appetizer actually has no connection to Julius Caesar. Instead, it was named after an Italian American restaurateur and chef named Caesar Cardini. Cardini opened his first restaurant in California in 1919, one year before the onset of Prohibition. In the 1920s, he expanded across the border so that he could legally serve alcohol, opening a new eatery called Caesar’s in Tijuana, Mexico. It was at this restaurant that the recipe for Caesar salad was invented, and while the exact origin of the dish is debated, what’s certain is that Cardini claimed responsibility and marketed the salad under his name.


According to Cardini’s daughter, Rosa, the original Caesar salad was improvised on a busy Fourth of July weekend in 1924. After running out of other ingredients, the story goes, Cardini gathered anything available — romaine lettuce, olive oil, egg, croutons, Worcestershire sauce, and Parmesan — and instructed his chefs to mix it together tableside for added showmanship. Others say the salad was created by Cardini’s brother, Alessandro, in an effort to impress a group of airmen dining at Caesar’s. And some argue that it was actually a restaurant employee named Livio Santini who came up with the salad, basing it on his mother’s recipe. Whatever the truth may be, Cardini moved back to Los Angeles and opened a shop in 1938 to sell bottles of his popular namesake salad dressing.


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 Community Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the mailing list.





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