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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 3/29/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #186 (3/29/22) SPY’s “No-Tap” Bowling Tournament Fundraiser Report Last Saturday, March 26th, 2022, the SPYs held our first Bowling Tournament. A 9 pin---no tap fundraiser at Buddy's on the Beach in Lake Odessa. There was a great turnout for this fun and exciting event. Many funds were raised to support the SPY's various youth and community programs.

The overall Men’s Champion was Wayne Simmons who rolled a 791.

The overall Women’s Champion was Erin Cost who shot a 583.

The “300 Pot” winner was Austin Cross who tossed the only 300 of the event. Other winners were, Elijah Girvin who won a new bowling ball donated by RecLending, and Derek Desgranges who took home a Buddy’s-On-The-Beach gift certificate. Our event Chairman, Jeff Gibbs, would like to thank all that bowled; came to cheer on the combatants; and helped out. Special thanks to "Craig-co-chair-Cappon”---RecLending---Buddy's on the Beach---Alana Cappon---and Betsy Gibbs for their tremendous assistance. Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic Seeks Your Help And Support The 2022 Sunfield Farmers Picnic Committee is gearing up to put on another fantastic Picnic for you this year, the third full weekend in August, the 18th and 19th. The Committee is always looking for new committee members and volunteers to help with the many events that take place during the weekend. We would like to invite a representative from local organizations such as the Sunfield churches, Welch Historical Museum/Sunfield Geological Society, SPY’s, Firemen, Sunfield District Library, Daughters of Union Veterans and Sunfield’s local businesses to attend our regular meetings. Your input is important to the success of the Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic. The Board meets at 7 p.m. May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, July 20th, and August 3rd at the Sunfield Community Room and 6 p.m. August 17th at Van Buren Park with the Wrap up meeting at 7 p.m. September 7th at Van Buren Park. Please consider a tax-deductible financial donation to help provide the beautiful fireworks display at the end of the event, frog jump contest, cake walk, prize and participation ribbons for the open craft exhibit and other events and the ox roast sandwiches. Donations of prizes would also be welcomed for the Merchants Raffle held on August 19 under the Big Tent during the Entertainment Show. Don't wait too long - the Picnic will be here before you know it. If you are interested in helping with any event including the open craft exhibit, frog jump contest, entertainment, grand marshal reception, parade line-up, prince and princess contest, please join us and consider becoming a valuable member of the Sunfield Farmers Picnic Committee. If you are interested in helping with any aspect of the Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic or know someone who might be, please send an email to, mail to Sunfield Farmers Picnic P.O. Box 12, Sunfield MI 48890 or call Jeff Gibbs at 517-930-6989. Important Upcoming Dates 1. The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held on Tuesday, April 12th. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43. Guests are always welcome! 2. Our illustrious “Captain Highway” a.k.a. Derek Desgranges, fearless leader of the SPY’s Adopt-A-Highway project, wants to remind everyone about Saturday April 23rd. will be the first highway trash pick-up of the season. 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. Again, if for any reason you can’t make it for the April 23rd. pick-up day, but would still like to help out by doing some picking up on a different day of that week, just give Derek a call at 269- 838-7686 and get some bags and he will give you a small section to take care of. What do you say, let’s have a great turnout and spiff up the roadsides leading into our community. 3. The next Texas Hold ‘Em we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 30th. We will be in need of volunteers to sell chips. This is an EXTREMELY important fund-raiser for the SPY’s. How about lending a hand? Contributions · Jeff & Betsy Gibbs made a donation in memory of Jack Estep. · John & Sandra Fisher made a contribution in memory of Joan Peabody. Parting Comments · Deep Thought of the Week: The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. · Notable Quote: “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”---Kevin Kruse · That’s Puny Department: I paid 300 bucks to rent a limo, but it didn’t come with a driver. Wow, all that money and nothing to chauffeur it. · Did You Know Section: Ships sent to retrieve dead bodies of the victims of the Titanic disaster found so many bodies that they ran out of embalming supplies. They decided to only retrieve bodies of 1st class passengers due to "the need to visually identify wealthy men to resolve any disputes over large estates." Notices 1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed. 2. 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 3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list. ReplyReply allForward

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