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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 8/26/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #214


Farmer’s Picnic Epilogue #2

Home Run Derby Champion

The fifth annual Home Run Derby had 17 entries. Jason Brown won with 7 homeruns over James Hyatt's one homerun, after a 3-way tie-breaker.

Cornhole Tournament Results

The sixth annual Sunfield Farmers Picnic Cornhole Tournament got underway at 2 p.m. with a total of 42 teams participating in the Cornhole Tournament that ended just before the rainstorm started. Tier 1 Division (with 22 teams) winners were 1st place – David Brown & Lucas Piper, 2nd place – Adam & Brodyn Rairigh and 3rd place – Ashton Pfeifer & Caleb Beltran. In the Tier 2 Division (with 20 teams) winners were 1st place – Justin & Cindi Rees, 2nd place – Rich Rozell & Kyle Selli and 3rd place – Steve & Ty Foltz.

Tier One Champions David Brown and Lucas Piper.

Merchant’s Raffle Winners

The Sunfield Farmers Picnic 2022 Merchants Raffle third place prize of a $100 Van Neste-Wilson gift certificate was won by Dylan May, second place prize of a Bench donated by Polly Products in Mulliken was won by Jason Kushmaw and Mapes Furniture donated a glider rocker with a glider ottoman which was won by Karlyn Beavers. There were 83 additional prize packages that were awarded throughout the concert of Rollin Brummette who sang and entertained the audience for nearly two hours despite the rainstorm that passed over almost preempting the fireworks. Thankfully the fireworks show began at 9:15 after the National Anthem was sung.

Float Building Contest

In the eighth annual float decorating contest, there were only three entries. The Sunfield Historical Society won with their entry which represented the farming community including Tim & Amy Rumfield, Ken & Pat Hancock, Kyler Doney and Brian Schultz riding the antique children’s tractors and waving to the crowd. The Hickey Farm float came in second place and the Sunfield District Library Reading Program took third place.

Renee Strimback Named SPY’s


At the SPY’s Community Awards Ceremony held under the big tent on Friday at the Farmer’s Picnic, the SPY’s “Rookie-Of-The-Year” award winner was announced. The “Rookie-Of-The-Year” award is bestowed on the member of the organization that has been the most active in their first full year as a SPY. This year, the SPY’s are recognizing an individual who has been extremely active on behalf of the kids and community, not to mention the fact that she volunteered to become the organization's Secretary.

Pictured below is SPY’s President Jeff Gibbs presenting Renee her award.

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