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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 7/16/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Thank You Trash Pickers!

Project Chairman Derek “Captain Highway” Desgranges would like to send out a BIG Sunfield Area SPY salute to the following fine folks who helped out on our second Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up of the season this past Saturday, as well as some of the folks that took advantage of the option of participating earlier in the week. The ditches were a mite soggy in many places due to the four inches of rain we’ve had the last couple of days, but the job got done thanks to these intrepid folks. Thank you:

Dewie Miller

Paul Campbell

John & Sandy Fisher

Jeff & Betsy Gibbs

Steve & Christina Grosshans

Job well done pickers!

Notice #1

The SPY’s are looking for a volunteer to assume the responsibility of being the Chairperson of the Texas Hold ‘Em events. Our current event leader, Jeff Gibbs, now has job responsibilities that involve more travel and it makes it difficult for him to be here to handle the necessary duties---which amount to scheduling and minor paperwork. If you have any questions, require more information, or would like to volunteer to step in and take over, please give Jeff a call at 517-930-6989.


  • Chris & Jill VanAntwerp made a contribution to the Scholarship Fund in memory of Kate Mapes.

  • Mark Hanna donated a substantial number of golf clubs to the “Golf Equipment For Kids” program.

  • Mingo Salas donated some glassware to the SPY’s Dime Pitch Booth activity.

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and caring!

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought-Of-The-Week: Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

· Notable Quote: “Beware of overconcern for money, or position, or glory. Someday you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.”-----Rudyard Kipling

· That’s Puny Department: “Why should the number 288 never be mentioned?” (Answer below)

· Did You Know Section: The very first item sold on eBay (then called Auction Web) was a broken laser pointer that sold for $14---at that time, more than the cost of a new one.


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

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

· Pun Answer: “Because it’s two gross!”

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