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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 3/19/20

SPY’s Newsletter #77


School Suspended---Kids Home---Here’s An Idea

Last year the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) took over the complete underwriting of the Farmer’s Picnic Craft Show.  In so doing, one of the things we were trying to promote was getting more kids to enter their arts and crafts projects. 

So, here’s a thought---with school suspended and the kids are home getting cabin fever, (adults too for that matter), why not take on a project or two and enter them in this summer’s Farmer’s Picnic Craft Show.  Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded in a multitude of categories.  Below is an entry form with details.  If you have any questions feel free to contact DeAnna Clark at 517-231-2527.

Open Class Craft Show Sponsored by the SPY’s Entry #_________

Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic

Saturday, August 15, 2020

An entry form needs to be filled out for each entry.

1. No more than four (4) items may be entered by one person, and no more than two (2) from one person in any one category.

2. Work must be your own, not a kit. Please submit only new items made within the past year or items that have not been previously entered.

3. Baked goods and canned goods must be made without commercial mixes. Place three (3) baked good items on a paper plate and enclose in a sealed plastic bag. Include recipe card(s) with each entry.

4. All vegetables and flowers must be grown by exhibitor.

5. Framed photography entries should have a paragraph about the picture, i.e. why chosen, taken with type of camera/film, what photo means to photographer and age of photographer. Photograph is not judged on mounting or frame.

6. Each entry is judged on its own merit. Cash prizes and ribbons may be awarded. Each category may have a “Best of Show” ribbon awarded at the judge’s discretion.

7. Entries need to be brought to the Van Buren Park to the tent pavilion on Logan Street in Sunfield between 8:00 am and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 15th. Judging will begin promptly at 10:00 am.

8. We would like the item to be left at the park for display until 6 p.m. on Saturday. All entries must be picked up by 6:30 pm. (see note below)



11. Forms will be available three weeks before the picnic at various locations in town. Please free to make copies if necessary

Parting Comments

· Something To Ponder: (This “ponderism” was sent in by Carol Fust) We are all asked to isolate ourselves from others for at least two weeks to slow the spread of that virus.  Instead of moaning and groaning about things we cannot change, how about  enjoying this gift of time we have been given.  We now have the time to sleep late and wake up to birdsong outside our window instead of the alarm clock.  We have the time to enjoy a good soak in a bathtub of bubbles.  We have time to read a good book, time to work on a craft or hobby that was started and never finished.  We have time to de-clutter a drawer or cabinet.  Time to go through a closet and sort out clothes we no longer wear and set them aside to donate to somewhere for the homeless when we can go out again.   Time to phone someone or write that letter we have been putting off.  Time to play with our children.    You get the idea.  Carol Fust.

· Thoughts On Aging: Getting older is just one body part after another saying, “Ha, Ha, you think that’s bad?  Watch this.”

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