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SPY's Newsletter 6/26/2021

SPY’s Newsletter #140

(6/26/21)

Library Summer Reading Program Update

The Sunfield District Library staff is excited to; once again, host an “in person” Summer Reading program. Outdoor activities are planned for Monday mornings. They will take place in the Memorial Garden, under the pavilion. This is in an effort to promote a safe way to get together. The theme “Tales and Tails” is a national theme enjoyed by libraries throughout the whole country.

Enrollment has begun and will continue until July 2nd. The first Monday in July will kick-off the beginning of the activities. Kids will receive their folders and everything necessary to participate. The line-up is as follows:

July 5th 10am— “Tale Begins Party!” We will be getting everyone his or her Summer Reading supplies. The Sunfield Fire Department will share their story and equipment.

July 12th 10am—“Show and Tell” with Kylie’s Critters where we will see and hear about several live animals.

July 19th 10am— “Animal Tales Puppet Theater” with Dynamic School Assemblies and their animal themed puppet presentation.

July 26th 10am — “Michigan Mammals” with MSU Museum’s natural science exhibits and exploration kits.

Aug. 2nd 10am— “Tails End Party” to celebrate all ages reading together!

Aug. 7th 1pm– Deadline to turn in reading logs and candy jar guesses. (Limit one guess per child).

Aug. 21st—Farmer’s Picnic Parade--let us know if you want to ride in the parade and throw candy! (Do not worry… we save some for the riders.)

Besides the Monday activities, we will have our usual guessing jar, and a special photo booth. We also will have some great prizes in the showcase, for our readers to try to win. Various donors have made this possible in a very unusual year. We are very grateful for our community support.

Call us, email, message, or just stop in to sign up all school age kids. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Lisa Bell, Director

Sunfield District Library

112 Main, PO Box 97 Sunfield MI 48890

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2pm to 8pm; Saturdays 9am to 1pm

Phone: 517-566-8065

Second Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-up

On The Horizon

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 July 17th will be the second 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 July 17th 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.

Dime Pitch Booth News

The SPY’s Dime Pitch Booth was entirely modified and updated for the 2020 Sunfield Farmers Picnic from its traditional look and operational functions. This new look and operation was well received by the game players during the 2020 picnic event!

Another part of the overall game modifications for the 2020 event was the addition of a Grand Prize Drawing held at the Saturday night closing.

For 2021, we are expanding the popular Grand Prize Drawing by having five Grand Prize winners, with outstanding new prizes.

There will be prizes such as:

· A 21 speed Mountain Bike

· Fishing pole set (pole, reel, tackle box and some lures)

· A top line baseball infielders glove

· Giant Teddy Bear

· TBD (working on dinner for 4 at a popular restaurant)

This year there will be multiple ways to win entries into the drawings.

The Grand Prize Drawings will be conducted at 8:30 PM on Saturday, August 21st. Winners do not need to be present. Winners not present will be contacted via phone.

Contributions

· Lewis & Kimberly Hillard made a donation to our Dime Pitch Booth.

· Kenyon Simmons also made some donations to the Dime Pitch Booth.

· Rod Lake donated back his winnings from the Centennial Acres / SPY Shootout Golf Tournament.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: You can’t get much done in life if you only work the days when you feel good.

• Notable Quote: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”---Albert Einstein

• That’s Puny Department: What do you call a rooster staring at a pile of lettuce? (A chicken sees a salad).

• Did You Know Section? The planet Neptune has barely completed one orbit since it was discovered in 1846. Whereas Pluto, which was discovered in 1930, won’t complete a full orbit until March 23, 2178.

Notice

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