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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 7/8/21

SPY’s Newsletter #142


Art and Eunice Boulis Named

Sunfield Farmers Picnic Grand Marshals

The Sunfield Farmers Picnic Board has chosen Art and Eunice Boulis as the 2021 Sunfield Farmers Picnic Grand Marshals.

Art was honorably discharged in 1971 after being drafted during the Vietnam War. He and Eunice chose to build their forever home in Sunfield, Michigan. After 50 years, they still reside in the home they built together. They have been married for 54 years having one child, Melissa (White). They are blessed with two grandchildren, Jordan and McKenzie White, two great grandchildren, Raphael and Estelle, and expecting a third great grandchild in November.

Art and Eunice have been active in the Sunfield community, both members of the Sunfield United Methodist Church, acting in such positions as Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, recording secretary, prayer chain chairman, working at the Methodist Mint during the Sunfield Farmers Picnic, and assisting at the Monday Night Dinners sponsored by Swede’s Restaurant in Mulliken (Rob Piercefield -owner). They also enjoyed spending their time mentoring the young readers at the Sunfield Elementary School before it was closed. Art is a life member of the Masonic Lodge 412 in Mulliken. Eunice was also a member of the Sunfield Service Club which funded the “Sunfield Welcomes You” sign that is located East of town on the property of George and Mary Thorp. Art and Eunice designed, built, and painted the sign in their barn, and with the help of George and Mary Thorp, transported, and erected it.

Art is retired from the Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 based in Columbia, MD. After 38 years of labor service, Art continues to work with the local as an Apprentice Instructor and enjoys traveling across the country doing OSHA presentations, safety classes, and working for the UA on the International Apprentice Contest. Eunice retired in 2000 after working at the bank located in downtown Sunfield, where I’m sure many of you saw and spoke to her, from the beginning of her teller career at Maynard Allen State Bank, to FMB, and finally at Huntington National Bank.

Please come to the Floyd Van Buren Park for a reception in their honor on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7p.m.

Eaton County Fair News

I had this item passed along from Peggy Heinze, a loyal Newsletter reader. I thought you might find it of interest:

“I read your note about helping promote organizations. I was wondering if you could please give a little shout out regarding The 2021 Eaton County Fair?”

The official dates are July 12-17, however there are some activities on July 10-11. Folks can go to----

for judging and other events during the week. Also people can support Eaton County Youth and FFA members as they sell their fair animals at the 2021 Eaton County Fair Virtual Auction on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 10:00 am to Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 am, by logging on to bid. What a great way to fill your freezer or donate meat to a food bank. Feeder calves can also be purchased for your feedlot or to purchase for next year's project. Premiums (monetary donation of your choice to individual exhibitors) can also be made to kids without buying an animal. If people are interested they can call the Eaton County Fair Office at 517-543-4510 for more complete information.

As many have already heard, slaughtering has been an issue during COVID. Animals sold through this online auction will have spots to go to for slaughter. Eaton County Fair Volunteers will deliver to the following processors: Hanna Davis Fine Meats, Jerome Country Market, Jones Farm Meats, Marshall Meats, and Galesburg Meat Company.

Next SPY Meeting

The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (the SPY’s) will take place this coming Tuesday, June 13th. starting at 7 PM. It will be held at the pavilion in Floyd VanBuren Park in Sunfield. Guests are always welcome.

Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-Up

Coming Up

The next Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up of the season will take place on Saturday, July 17th. Anyone that would like to lend a hand is more than welcome to come out and help. It will take only about a half-hour of your time with a good turn-out, and makes a real difference.

We will meet at 9 AM in the Best Tax Service parking lot just West of the Sunfield blinker light. If you need more information please call our project chairman Derek Desgranges at 269-838-7686.

Derek says if for any reason you can’t make it on Saturday, but would still like to help out by doing some picking up on a different day this week, just give him a call and get some bags and he will give you a small section to take care of.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.

• Notable Quote: “Your dreams can take you much higher and much further than anyone ever thought possible!”---Buzz Aldrin

• That’s Puny Department: Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen.

• Did You Know Section? Here’s a whole batch of little know facts for you:

+ 11% of people are left handed.

+ A bear has 42 teeth.

+ Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

+ Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz.

+ Rabbits like licorice.


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.

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