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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 3/13/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #248


Looking For A Little Help Here

The next Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, March 22nd. thru Saturday, March 25th.

We are in need just a couple of more volunteers to sell chips on Wednesday from 10 pm til Closing---(need 2 people), and on Thursday from 6:15 pm til 10 pm---(need 3 people)

Questions? Or, to sign up for a shift call Jeff Gibbs at 517-930-6989.


· Rebecca Calabro made donations in memory of Charlie Bumgardner and Dorothy Smith.

· JoAnne Wilson and an Anonymous donor made contributions through the FrontStream program.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and caring!

Calling All Keglers

On Saturday March 18th. the SPY's will once again host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament. It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa

This event will be limited to the first 50 bowlers signed up. Cost of the Bowling Tournament will be $25 per bowler. Questions? Call Jeff Gibbs at (517) 930-698

News From Our Library

It’s that time again! To celebrate March is Reading Month, the Sunfield District Library is once again playing its version of "March Madness for Book Lovers". This year's theme is Caldecott Winners. Books that have won the distinguished award, were selected to go "head to head" in a month-long competition. A sweet sixteen configuration starts the month and will be narrowed down, each week by reader voting. Votes can be cast on the library's Facebook page, by messenger, email, phone, or in person. If some of the titles aren't familiar, all of the books are available to check out and are quick reads. This is also an excellent opportunity to engage younger readers in the game, because they are all picture books. Ask your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, which books are their favorites and why. It is such a fun way to celebrate the month!

Here Are The First Round Match-Up’s:

1. Snowflake Bentley by Martin -vs.- Owl Moon by Yolen

2. Black and White by Macaulay -vs.- Officer Buckle & Gloria by Rathmann

3. Tuesday by Wiesner -vs.- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Taback

4. Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak -vs.- A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Stead

5. Jumanji by VanAllsburg -vs.- My Friend Rabbit by Rohmann

6. Rapunzel by Zelinsky -vs.- The Snowy Day by Keats

7. A Ball for Daisy by Raschka -vs.- Kitten’s First Full Moon by Henkes

8. Finding Winnie by Mattick -vs.- The Lion and the Mouse by Pinkney

Start sending your first round picks by post, message, email, phone call, or in person!

For further information, contact Library Director Lisa Bell at 517-566-8065.

Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night

Parade Of Big Winners #2

Pictured (L to R) are Jaxs Boucher, Bill Cobb, and Bill Bosworth. Each won a $250 gift certificate to Shattuck’s Great Outdoors of Portland.

Pictured is LouAnn Harag who was the lucky winner of the unique 22 cal Ranger Long Rifle.

Pictured is Donelle Downing, winner of a muzzle-loader with scope donated by Tim Rumfield.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: No one knows about your integrity, your sincerity, your talent, or your good will unless you give out samples in action.

· Notable Quote: “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”---Benjamin Franklin

· That’s Puny Department: Some questions for you---Could a librarian be called a bookkeeper?---A referee be a game warden?---A dairyman be a cowboy?---A cabinetmaker be the president?

• Did You Know Section: Icemen, who manufactured ice for consumers, were driven out of business in the 1930’s by the refrigerator. One man tried to salvage his business by opening an ice skating rink. He noticed, however, that it took men 90 minutes to lay down the new ice that was needed periodically. He started tinkering around with an idea for a machine to do the job faster, and eventually came up with a contraption that yoked the front ends of two Dodges, a surplus jeep, a series of pulleys and other materials. With one person at the controls, the machine did the whole job of ice resurfacing in 15 minutes. Its inventor, Frank, gave the machine his last name, Zamboni, and began marketing it to ice rinks. In 1952, the first Zamboni to be used in an NHL game was at a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.


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