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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 4/30/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter



· We are pleased to announce that long-time SPY’s Platinum sponsors, Jim & Diny Peabody, have renewed their Platinum Sponsorship for 2023.

· Larry & Nancy Brown made memorial contributions in memory of the following:

Connie Bennett

Dale Hanson

Ron Ackerson

Vern Mallory

Carol “Mac” McDaniels

Dorothy Smith

Lynda Russman

Rebecca Sims

· John & Sandra Fisher donated in memory of Leona Hanson.

We thank you one and all for your thoughtfulness and consideration.

The Lakewood Lions Club’s

Annual Chicken BBQ Is Coming Soon

Please check out the flyer below that has all of the information about the BBQ that is coming up on Sunday, June 4th.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: The hardest thing about “everything happens for a reason” is waiting for the reason to come along.

· Notable Quote: "No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty."---Leon Wieseltier

· That’s Puny Department: What do you call an overweight Psychic? (A four-chin teller)

· Did You Know Section: Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) was discovered at Michigan’s Dow Chemical Company in 1933 when a lab worker, Ralph Wiley, was having trouble washing beakers used in his process of developing a dry-cleaning product. It was initially developed into a spray that was used on US fighter planes and, later, automobile upholstery, to protect them from the elements. Dow Chemical later named the product Saran and eliminated its green hue and offensive odor.

In 1942, fused layers of original-specification PVDC were used to make woven mesh ventilating insoles for newly developed jungle or tropical combat boots made of rubber and canvas. These insoles were tested by experimental Army units in jungle exercises in Panama, Venezuela, and other countries. The PVDC ventilating mesh insole was later adopted by the United States Army.

After more experimentation and development with PVDC, in 1949, Dow introduced Saran Wrap, a thin, clingy plastic wrap that was sold in rolls and used primarily for wrapping food. It quickly became popular for preserving food items stored in the refrigerator. The word "Saran" was coined by a combination of John Reilly's wife's and daughter's names, Sarah and Ann Reilly.


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