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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 3/20/2024

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Sunfield Community Food Pantry & Clothing Bank Information


Euchre Tournament Report

The fabled “Showdown On Main Street” SPY’s Annual Euchre Tournament is now in the books.  The swampers have been in to mop up all of the tears and shattered dreams of the record setting 48 participants who turned out to try their hand at this pasteboard classic.  Here are some highlights:


·      The Grand Overall Champion was, for the second year in a row, Tammy Wakley.  (Can you say dynasty).  Tammy won a $50 Conrad’s Quick Lube gift certificate.


·      The Men’s First Place Champion was Dustin G. who won a $25 Buddy’s on the Beach gift certificate.


·      The Women’s First Place Champion was JoAnn Roth who also won a $25 Buddy’s gift certificate.


·      Last Place award for the men, also known as “The Sticky Buns Award”, went to Bubba Grove.


·      The women’s “Sticky Buns Award” was captured by Claire Benham.


·      Craig Cappon was the 50/50 drawing winner.  He donated $150 of his winnings back.

This year our tournament was headed up by the fantastic team of Craig & Shana Cappon.  They would like to send out a BIG thanks to the following prize donors:


Buddy’s on the Beach

Conrad’s Quick Lube

Craig & Shana Cappon


The pictured Tournament “Distinguished Celebrities” are (L to R) Tammy Wakley; JoAnn Roth; Claire Benham; Dustin G.; and Bubba Grove.


The SPY’s Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night Big Winners Part #2

Gizzy Downing was a Mega Winner!  She is pictured here with the Stihl cordless pruner with extension handle that she won.  She also took home a set of special high wind steel targets, as well as some shooting ear protection, not to mention she also bagged a $100 Menards gift card.  Obviously, she had quite a night!


Pictured is Andy Claflin who won a 20-Gauge shotgun.



Pictured is Brittini Brummette who won one of the special Red Chip drawings, which was a coveted free table and eight tickets for the 2025 Wild Game Dinner / Sportsmen’s Night event.


·      The Welch Museum annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, March 23rd. starting at 11 AM.  Call Pearl Sipperley at 517-230-6374 if you need more information.


·      Also, this 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.


·      On Sunday, March 31st, Centennial Acres will be doing a special Easter Brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Seating is by reservation only!  For more information, or to make a reservation, call 517-566-8055.

Parting Comments


·      Deep Thought of the Week: It amazes me how much exercise and extra fries sound alike.


·      Notable Quote: “If Adam and Eve were Cajuns they would have eaten the snake instead of the apple and saved us all a lot of trouble.”


·      That’s Puny Department:  If you are being chased by a pack of taxidermists, do not play dead!


·      Did You Know Section: The eagle once depicted on U.S. coins was a real eagle named Peter. Not unlike Leo the Lion, who roars at the beginning of many a movie produced by MGM, the eagle seen on early U.S. coins was a real creature with a surprisingly common name: Peter. In a rather patriotic confluence of events, none other than an eagle took residence at the U.S. Mint in the 1830s — roughly 50 years after the bald eagle was added to the national seal. The noble raptor would reportedly while away his days at the mint before being shooed away after working hours. As he and his human colleagues would eventually find out, however, industrial workplaces are no place for birds. Peter was mortally injured after his wing was caught in a coining press in 1836, and died a few days later despite workers’ best efforts to save him.

But his story does not end there. Peter’s friends and colleagues were not ready to say goodbye to him, as he’d become both a companion and mascot, so they hired a taxidermist and placed his stuffed remains on display in the building’s entrance; he still inhabits the current Philadelphia Mint. Historians believe the eagle featured on the silver dollar issued from 1836 to 1839 was based on the “magnificent specimen” that was Peter, as was the Flying Eagle one-cent piece issued in 1857 and 1858 — a fitting tribute to a bird who clearly inspired many


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