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SPY's Newsletter 3/9/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #182

(3/9/22)

Correction

In the 3/5/22 SPY Community Newsletter, where the details of the upcoming Euchre Tournament were outlined, it was stated that there would be a $5 per couple entry fee charged. That was incorrect. It should have been $5 PER PERSON.

Once again, here are the rest of the details for this storied event:

The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 19th, at the Sunfield Community Rooms, with the doors opening at 6:30 PM, and the cards fly at 7 PM sharp. Some munchies and refreshments will be furnished. However, each person is asked to please bring a dessert or a hors d'oeuvre dish, and their preferred drinks.

Prizes for top male and female players, as well as various other categories, will be awarded. We will once again be using a progressive format, where the partners change every game and winners advance to another table.

Please call event chairman Beth Shettler (517-231-2192) if you plan to attend or need further information

Contributions

· Mapes Furniture Company renewed their 2022 participation in the SPY’s Corporate Sponsorship program.

· Mark Woodman Plumbing & Heating made a donation in memory of Steven Goble.

· John & Sandra Fisher made contributions to the Scholarship Fund in memory of Phyllis Karrar and Jeannine Rogers.

New Business Announcement

At the bottom of each Newsletter we put out, the following statement appears:

“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”. So, for the second Newsletter in a row we have some new business information we have been asked to pass along.

My name is Lynne Hatt and I just moved to Sunfield in December. I have been getting my new home ready for my personal coaching business and will be having an Open House in a couple of weeks.

I have attached some information about personal coaching that I put out on Facebook and other sites. You can also learn more about me when you visit my site at www.lynnemarieshouseofshama.com

Here is some information about the open house she will be conducting on Wednesday, March 23rd.

News Tid-Bits

· During last week’s windstorm, we had some mighty gusts. One such blow caused one of the dugouts on the North Little League field, at the Foltz Field complex, to topple over. It completely dislodged it from its anchored-in concrete base. It will need to be replaced. When it is figured out what to do and when to do it, there will be a need for a volunteer construction crew. Stay tuned for further details.

· Lately there has been some discussion about the possibility of bringing back the “Barnyard Classic” 3 on 3 basketball tournament that used to be held during the Farmer’s Picnic weekend. If there is anyone out there that would like to take this on as the event chairperson, please send us a return email, or call Jeff Gibbs at 517-566-3355.

· At the last meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth, the membership voted to appropriate $7,000 to cover the initial budget request to cover start-up expenses for the Sunfield Summer Athletic Association, who oversees all of the Sunfield summer youth baseball and softball programs.

· The next Texas Hold ‘Em we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 30th. We will soon be signing up volunteers.

· Our fearless and creative Wild Game Dinner leader---Pete Weller---had a brainstorm that he would like some feedback on. Here’s the gist of it:

The Annual Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night is traditionally a winter event the SPY’s put on---usually the first Saturday in February. It is a very popular, fun event. However, due to COVID we haven’t been able to put one on for three years now. So, Pete had a thought. How about putting on an event similar to a Wild Game Dinner, only do it on the Thursday before the Farmer’s Picnic in August, under the big tent in the park. This isn’t intended to replace the traditional winter Wild Game Dinner.

Like we stated earlier, Pete is looking for some feedback regarding this idea. What do you think? Good idea? Bad? Would you participate? Any thoughts at all? Let us hear from you either by return email---by calling Pete (517-743-1642)---or by calling John Fisher (517-648-0969).

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

· Notable Quote: "Did you know that 14 muscles are activated when opening a bottle of wine? Fitness is my passion.”

· That’s Puny Department: The furniture store keeps calling me to come back. But all I wanted was one night stand.

· Did You Know Section: Thomas Edison was so upset with his son Thomas Edison, Jr.’s ineptitude in business, that he paid him $35 a week to use a different name. Junior then began to use the name Thomas Willard.

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

www.sunfieldareaspys.com.

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Newsletters, just send me an email at

john.sandrafisher@gmail.com with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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