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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 6/8/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Looking For A Little Help Here

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament events are a MAJOR source of revenue for the SPY’s youth and community projects and activities we provide.

We work Texas Hold ‘Em events usually three times a year. The work involved here is simply selling chips to the players. The next event we are scheduled to work is Wednesday, June 21st. thru Saturday, June 24th

These events usually run from Noon until 2 AM. Consequently, we split the day up and put together a schedule of 2-person shifts to cover the hours of operation of the event.

If you have never worked a Texas Hold ‘Em event there absolutely is nothing to fear. There is no experience necessary! It is easy, simple tasks that are involved. We are not “The House”, so we don’t deal cards, or gamble in any way against the players. The players compete against each other. The work we do simply amounts to selling and redeeming chips for the players at one end of the room.

This Texas Hold ‘Em will be held in the “Event Spot" room that is located behind the Heavenly Ham store on the South side of Saginaw Street in Lansing, which is across from the Lansing Mall.

If you can help out, and could pull a shift or two, on especially Friday, or Saturday, please give our Texas Hold ‘Em Chairperson Jeff Gibbs a text or call at 517-930-6989. Thank You!

Centennial Acres Is Having A

Fish Fry This Friday

That’s right folks, the Centennial Golf & Banquet Center’s Fish Fry returns this Friday, April 9th. Get a generous portion of house battered Walleye—French fries or baked potato---coleslaw or a tossed salad---home-made tartar sauce. Yum! There is a dessert menu available too!

Serving starts at 5 PM and goes until 8:30 PM sharp. To-go orders are welcome by calling 517-566-8055. Check it out!

UB Church Has Many Community Events

On Tap In the Next Few Weeks

Check These Out!

Check out the attached Yard Sale Flyer too.

The Ninth Annual People’s Choice Award

Float Building Contest

and Parade Is Coming to the Sunfield Farmers Picnic!

Do you have plans for Saturday, August 19, 2023? The members of the Sunfield Farmers Picnic Board would like to have your organization’s float, your tractor or antique car, decorated bicycle or wagon in the Grand Parade on Saturday. The Board invites anyone who wishes to participate in the parade to please do so. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade and all activities at the 2023 Sunfield Farmers Picnic, Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19.

How about entering a float in the Ninth Annual People’s Choice Award Float Building Contest? Represent your business or organization with a decorated float. It is recommended that the float include your business or organization’s name and this year’s Picnic theme of “Farmer’s Feed The World”. Line up begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunfield Water Tower and begins at 12 noon. Please submit a color photograph of your float by 9 p.m. Friday, August 18 to

Patrons will be able to purchase tickets from Picnic board members under the Sunfield Farmers Picnic Merchant’s tent in Van Buren Park after the parade to place their vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner will receive a keepsake plaque and be announced at 7 p.m. at the beginning of the entertainment under the Big Tent. The winner will also have their name placed on a bigger plaque that will be on display at the Welch Historical Museum throughout the year.

The 2022 float winners were the Sunfield Historical Society in first place with their entry which represented the farming community. The Hickey Farm float came in second place and the Sunfield District Library Reading Program took third place.

All money collected from the donations will be put into the following year’s picnic events and helping to cover costs including tent rental, entertainment and fireworks. If you would like to register a float for this year’s parade, send an email to to enter your float entry. Anyone else who wishes to be in the parade but not be in the float contest can let us know by sending an email to the address above or by calling DeAnna Clark at 517-231-2527. You may also just show up the day of the parade by 11:30 a.m. and we will fit you in. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please contact any of the Board members or send an email to

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: I’ve learned never to humiliate another person. Always give him an honorable way to back down or out of something and still save face.

· Notable Quote: “Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good."

· That’s Puny Department: The other day when I stopped in at the internally famous Swede’s Grill for my noon repast, Chef Robbo came shuffling out of the kitchen and plopped down in the booth opposite of me and sighed mightily. “Why the big sigh, oh chef of mine?” I asked. “I just got back from catering a very emotional wedding”, he replied. “Why, even the cake was in tiers.”

· Did You Know Section: Phillips 66 gasoline got half of its name from brothers Frank and L.E. Phillips, who founded the company in 1917---but the “66” came virtually out of a hat when the company planned its first gas station ten years later. A Phillips official was out in a test car filled with the new gasoline. Impressed with the power of the fuel, he said to the driver, “This car goes like 60 on our new gas.” “Sixty nothing”, replied the driver, “we’re doing 66!” The official mentioned the incident at a meeting the next day, and someone asked where the car had been at the time. “Near Tulsa on Highway 66,” he recalled. The superstitious committee chose the name Phillips 66 in a unanimous vote.


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