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SPY's Newsletter 3/16/2022

SPY’s Community Newsletter #184


Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

The 2022 Sunfield Farmers Picnic Committee is gearing up for another fantastic Picnic for you. It will be held the third full weekend of August, the 19th & 20th, 2022. The first matter of business this year is to seek nominations for the honor of Grand Marshal and then make the tough decision of choosing just one.

We are requesting your assistance by asking you to place your nominations with the Board for anyone you feel should be given the title of Grand Marshal. Grand Marshal nominations must be in writing and clearly identify the nominee and why this individual/couple or group should be considered. Include the following information: What are their ties to the Sunfield Community, their impact on the community, their outstanding qualities? How long have they been in the area? How have they given to the community (volunteerism)? The Board will make this decision on May 4th, so please get your nominations in by Friday, April 22, 2022.

Looking forward to discovering who you would like to honor, so get your nominations mailed to Sunfield Farmers Picnic, P.O. Box 12, Sunfield, Michigan 48890; or emailed to:; or find us on Facebook, at Sunfield Farmers Picnic Inc. Please note that previous year’s nominees will be included in this year’s list of candidates.

SSAA Is Looking For Umpires

The Sunfield Summer Athletic Association (the SSAA) is looking for some folks interested in umpiring ball games this coming youth baseball and softball season. This is a CASH paying job! For more information, or to sign up for duty, please contact Steve Grosshans at 269-838-6459.

Eaton County Special Recycling Dates Announced

Eaton County’s Department of Resource Recovery is pleased to announce three 2022 special recycling events; collecting electronics, household hazardous waste, and other materials. These events are available to private (non-commercial) county residents only.

PLEASE NOTE: 2022 COLLECTION EVENTS ACCEPTED MATERIALS HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. Please refer to each individual event flyer for accepted materials. For example, we will NOT be accepting Latex-based paint, medications, batteries, or paper for shredding at any collection events.

* SPRING CLEAN UP 2022: May 7, 2022 9 am – 2 pm in Delta Township, MI

* RECYCLING FEVER 2022: June 18, 2022 9 am – 2 pm in Charlotte, MI

* RECYCLE-PALOOZA 2022: August 13, 2022 9 am – 1 pm in Charlotte, MI

Registration is required and has officially opened for these collection events and will be available until the Wednesday prior to the date of the event at Noon.

Please visit our website Recycling Events page to view event flyers, register for events, and sign-up to volunteer.

First Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-up

Is On The Horizon

The SPY's sponsor a trash pick-up event along M-43 from Round Lake Road on the west side of town to Shaytown Road on the east side of town, three times a year in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation program. We welcome any and all volunteers! This year’s first pick-up date is set for Saturday, April 23rd. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser is

Coming Up Soon!

The next Texas Hold ‘Em we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 30th. We will soon be signing up volunteers.

Wild Game Dinner Update

A couple of SPY’s Community Newsletters ago, our event chairman Pete Weller tossed out an idea and was seeking some feedback. The idea was to hold a Wild Game Dinner style event on the Thursday before the Farmer’s Picnic in August.

Well you can forget that folks. The concept has been scrapped. The feedback was overwhelming to keep the Wild Game Dinner the way it has been. Therefore, mark you calendars for Saturday, February 4, 2023. That will be the return of the “original” Wild Game Dinner. Details will be forthcoming.

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

· Notable Quote: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”---Ernest Hemingway

· That’s Puny Department: Cold? Go stand in the corner. It’s 90 degrees.

· Did You Know Section: Here’s a tribute to not giving up! Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s first book, “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street”, was turned down by 27 publishing houses before being finally published. His body of work since includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death, which was 30 years ago. He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.


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