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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 6/29/14

SPY’s Community Newsletter



A special salute for a job well done goes out to Mark & Mary Hanna for volunteering to go around to all of the local cemeteries after Memorial Day and pick up all of the flags that were placed on veteran’s graves and sort them for storage so they would be ready for next year.


Next SPY Meeting

The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (The SPY’s) will take place on Tuesday, July 9th, starting at 6:30 PM.  We will be meeting at the Best Tax Service building just West of the blinker light.  Guests are always welcome!


The Next Adopt-A-Highway

Trash Pick-up Coming Soon!

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 13th. 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 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.


It’s Blueberry Season!

Christmas In July Event

                  Farmer’s Picnic Car Show News



If anyone is interested in helping out with sponsorship , Please contact Paul Campbell . 516-204-6066.


Parting Comments

·      Deep Thought of the Week:  Oddly enough, it’s the person who knows everything who has the most to learn.


·      Notable Quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”---Albert Einstein


·      That’s Puny Department: Do you know what an unlucky skydiver’s last pun is?’-----The Answer:.  “Ah chute!”.


·      Did You Know Section: At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the perfect brushstroke was just as likely to win a medal as the quickest sprint. That year, Pierre de Coubertin — co-founder of the International Olympic Committee — introduced a series of Olympic events in the fields of painting, literature, music, architecture, and sculpture, with the rule that all creations must be sports-themed. Though many of the newly eligible competitors lacked the physical prowess of traditional Olympians, some excelled at both the athletic and the artistic. American marksman Walter Winans not only won a silver medal for sharpshooting at the 1912 Games, but he also took home gold for his 20-inch-tall sculpture of a horse-drawn chariot, titled “An American Trotter.”


In future Olympiads, the artistic events focused on even more niche disciplines. By the 1928 Amsterdam Games, architecture was subcategorized into design and town planning, while literature was divided into lyrical, dramatic, and epic works. After a hiatus during World War II, the arts returned as official Olympic events one final time at the 1948 London Games. It was there that 73-year-old John Copley won a silver medal for his engraving titled “Polo Players,” becoming the oldest Olympic medalist in history. Unfortunately for these more right-brained Olympians, new IOC president Avery Brundage led a campaign to remove the creative events from the official Olympic program, relegating the arts to exhibition status by the 1952 Games. All 151 artistic Olympic medals that had been awarded between 1912 and 1948 were stricken from the official record books.



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