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SPY's Newsletter 3/26/21

SPY’s Newsletter #125


News From The Library

A "March is Reading" and "Women's History" month mash-up has been the source of conversation at the Sunfield District Library according to Director Lisa Bell. A showcase displaying classic books by women authors, is set up in the form of a "March Madness" bracket. Patrons have had the ability to voice their "picks" each week. These were submitted by email, Facebook message, phoned in, and in person. The participation has been incredible! It started with sixteen great classics.

The original sixteen were:

1) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood vs.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

2) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte vs.

Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice

3) Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson vs.

The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

4) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee vs.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

5) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie vs.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

6) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte vs

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

7) Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe vs.

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

8) The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton vs.

Silas Marner by George Eliot

After weekly eliminations of the "sweet sixteen", "elite eight" and "final four" we are almost down to the final match. The top two performers will be revealed this week. Patrons will have until Friday, April 2nd, to submit their favorite. It has been a wonderful way to incorporate all of the different aspects of March. We are looking forward to the final battle and all of the public participation. It's been fun. Who would you like to see win?

For further information, give Lisa a call at 517-566-8065.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Is This Saturday

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th, the “Yellow Hearts for Veterans” program will be holding a benefit spaghetti dinner at the Sunfield Community Rooms from 4 PM to 8 PM. Take-out will be available. Contact Sara Knight at 269-876-6489 for further information.

First Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-up

Coming Up Soon

The SPY's pick-up trash 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. This year’s first pick-up date is set for Saturday, April 17th. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.


· Mike Davis made a contribution in memory of Dick Fender.

· John & Sandra Fisher made a donation in memory of Gary VanAlstine.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: I don’t care how nice the hand soap smells…you should never walk out of a restroom sniffing your fingers.

• Notable Quote: “Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one.”---Marcus Aurelius

• That’s Puny Department: My friend David had his ID stolen. Now he’s just Dav.

• Did You Know Section? "Meet the Press" holds the distinction of being the oldest program on TV. It originally debuted on radio in 1945 and moved to television in 1947.

• 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

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