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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 3/4/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #246



· The Sunfield Summer Athletic Association Summer Ball Programs Sign-Ups deadline is next Friday, March 10th. Questions? Call Andy Galloway at 616-206-1490

· Wednesday, March 15th. is the deadline for submitting applications for any of the SPY’s / Community Foundation’s scholarship opportunities. Questions? Call John Fisher at 517-648-0969.

· On Saturday March 18th the SPY's will once again host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament. It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa

This event will be limited to the first 50 bowlers signed up. Cost of the Bowling Tournament will be $25 per bowler. Questions? Call Jeff Gibbs at (517) 930-6989

· The next Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, March 22nd. thru Saturday, March 25th.

We are in need just 5 more volunteers to sell chips on Wednesday from 10 pm til Closing---(need 2 people), and on Thursday from 6:15 pm til 10 pm---(need 3 people)

Questions? Or, to sign up for a shift call Jeff Gibbs at 517- 930-6989.

· Have you signed-up for the Euchre Tournament that will be held on Saturday, March 25TH yet? Questions? Or, to sign up call Beth Shettler at 517-231-2192.

Adopt-A-Highway Dates Set

“Captain Highway” a.k.a. Derek Desgranges, fearless leader of the SPY’s Adopt-A-Highway project, recently announced the dates for this year’s trash pick-ups. 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 SPY’s Adopt-A-Highway pick-up dates are:

Saturday, April 22nd

Saturday, July 15th.

Saturday, September 23rd

On the Saturday pick-up days we meet at the Best Tax Service building on M-43 at 9 AM.

Again this year, if for any reason you can’t make it on a particular pick-up Saturday, but would still like to help out by doing some picking up on a different day, just give Derek a call and get some bags and he will give you a small section to take care of.

So, put these dates on your calendar and come out and help keep the area roadside spiffed up! Any and all willing volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night Follow-Up #1

Pictured is Michigan’s 78th District State Representative Gina Johnsen presenting a commemorative American flag that had flown over the U.S. Capital to Richard Coppess, who was the oldest veteran in attendance at the dinner, in recognition for his service.


· Special recognition gifts where presented to all Sunfield Fire Department members and First Responders.

· The drawings for the 3 Blackstone Griddles were held in conjunction with the dinner. The winners were:

Missy Stanton

Nathan Sprague

Adrian Jameson

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: You can’t turn back the clock. But, you can wind it up again.

· Notable Quote: "Those who feed on politics learn early to dine on baloney.”---Harry S. Truman

• That’s Puny Department: It was a terrible Summer for Humpty Dumpty. But, he had a great Fall.

• Did You Know Section: This week’s subject is “trophy”. After a victorious battle it was a custom of the Greeks of early days to take from the field the arms of the enemy and hang them up on the stump of a tree in such manner as to imitate an armed man---the helmet on the top---breastplate about the stump---and shield, sword, and spear attached to the branches left for that purpose. Such a monument was named “tropaion”, literally—“a turning point”---for it signified the turning point of a battle---the place where the enemy had been put to flight. If the enemy permitted the monument to be erected, it was a confession of defeat. The Greek term became “tropæum” among the Romans, who followed a similar custom, but was later altered to “trophæum”, from which our term trophy is derived.


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