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SPY's Newsletter 7/7/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #202


News From The Sunfield Library

Are you ready for "Oceans of Possibilities"? The Library’s Summer Reading program starts next Monday, July 11th. Join us at 10 am in the Library pavilion. The Monday events will last about an hour. If you can't make next Monday, folders will be ready to pick up during open Library hours, that week. If you have any questions, please let us know-----517-566-8065. See you soon!

Eaton County Fair News This year’s Eaton County Fair runs from Saturday, July 9th. thru Saturday the16th. The full schedule of events for 4-H judging and grandstand shows, information on carnival rides, gate admission, grandstand prices, advance ticket sales, etc. is on the back page of this week's County Journal newspaper, or can be found on the website Be sure to check out the weekly pass deal, and advance ticket sales through July 11, for carnival ticket deals! · Monday, July 11, is Farm Bureau Day, free gate admission for veterans, active duty military and EMS personnel. · Livestock judging begins and continues throughout the week. · Tuesday-Friday Carnival Midway opens at 3 P.M., Saturday the midway opens at noon with Kids Day, (see special pricing). · Thursday, July 14, the market livestock sale returns as a live auction, it is also Toddler's Day, 12 P.M.-3 P.M. · Friday, July 15, is Kid's Day, $1/ride, Noon-4 P.M. · Saturday there will be a small animal sale and a non-livestock exhibit auction. Lots more to see and do than what is listed here! Adopt-A-Highway Is Coming Up 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 16th. 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 16th. 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. Contributions · Art & Eunice Boulis made a donation to the “Sunfield Welcomes You” community sign restoration project. · John & Sandra Fisher also made a donation to the community sign restoration project. It’s Softball Tournament Time The SPY’s annual Charity Softball Tournament will be held for it's 51st. year during the Farmer’s Picnic weekend. The tournament started out as the Sunfield Invitational and was held earlier in the summer. Then its format was changed with proceeds going to support the Muscular Dystrophy telethons. Finally, the tournament was moved to the Farmer's Picnic timeframe when the tradition of having ball games during the festivities was in jeopardy and they were even thinking of putting a flea market on the infield instead of playing ball. But, public outcry changed that in short order and the tournament was moved to fill the gap. The current tournament director, Craig Cappon has a full slate of softball action on tap this year. There will be the usual men's tournament played, with a lot of exciting action. However, in addition, there will be a Coed tournament played too, as well as the ever-popular homerun derby contest. Below are the details.

Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: Life is full of fake people. Before you decide to judge them, make sure you’re not one of them. • Notable Quote: " More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.”-----Harold J. Smith • That’s Puny Department: The guy who invented throat lozenges died last week. There was no coffin at the funeral. • Did You Know Section: Here are the origins of some names: * A “carter” was a delivery person who drove a cart from town to town. * If you’re a Cooper, one of your ancestors made wooden barrels. * A “parker” was the groundskeeper of a park surrounding a nobleman’s estate. * A “kemp” was a wrestler---from cempa, the Old English word for “champion” or “warrior”. * A “black” was a cloth dyer whose specialty was shades of black. * The name Kellogg literally means a hog-killer. (Irony alert---the Kellogg brothers, who invented Corn Flakes, were vegetarians.) Notices 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.

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