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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 8/12/20

Urgent Appeal

There are a couple of Farmer’s Picnic activities that are in real need of some volunteers to help out.  So, if you have a little time to spare on Friday afternoon / evening, or on Saturday late morning until afternoon / evening, why not consider pitching in and helping out our community.  Here’s where your help is needed:

· The Open Class Craft Show will take place on Saturday. The head of the Craft Show, DeAnna Clark, sure could use a couple of individuals to volunteer to help out.  Duties will include helping from 8-10 a.m. with registration and display.  She also needs someone to keep an eye on the entries under the tent, which is closed during the grand parade, while she goes to take photographs of the parade. 

During the afternoon, it would be nice to allow each person (DeAnna and each volunteer) to take a couple of short breaks to enjoy the Picnic, get food / drinks and use the restroom.  Please contact DeAnna at or call her at 517-231-2527 if you have any questions or to let her know if you can help.  Thank you!

· The Dime Pitch Booth will be one of the very few, if any, concessions at the Farmer’s Picnic this year for the kids to enjoy.  This year the Dime Pitch will be located under the pavilion in the park.  Helpers for this light duty work are needed Friday evening and Saturday afternoon / evening.

Anyone interested can contact the head of the Dime Pitch Booth, Wayne Simmons, at 616-550-2876.  

By the way, you do not need to be an adult to volunteer.

There are a number of people that receive these newsletters that have told me they would like to become more involved in the community.  Here is a “painless” way to start.  Just call DeAnna or Wayne and lend a hand.  Your willingness to help out will be GREATLY appreciated!

Other Farmer’s Picnic News

Bring your appetite to the Sunfield Farmers Picnic on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Van Buren Park for the Chicken BBQ prepared by High's Rotary Grill & Catering/provided by the Sunfield United Brethren Church between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  There will be a drive thru service available if you enter from Third Street onto Park Street.

Cook’s Peddle Pull will also be there Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m. for all children 3-10 years of age.  There is no charge to participate.  Come on out and watch your favorite child try to peddle a tractor the furthest distance.  This event is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions. 

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Ox Roast sponsored by the Sunfield Farmers Picnic Board and Union Bank will begin at 5 p.m. until it is gone.  There will be a drive thru service available if you enter from Second Street onto Logan Street. 

Remember how much fun the Sunfield Farmers Picnic is but also how important it is to practice social distancing.  Please come prepared with a mask for everyone’s safety.  The Journeymen will perform their bluegrass music on Saturday evening under the Big Tent from 7:30 – 10 p.m. followed by fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico. 

Come and have a good time, but keep safety in mind.  

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