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SPY's Newsletter 8/27/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #215 (8/27/22) Farmer’s Picnic Epilogue #3 Cruz-In Car Show Winners The Third Classic Car Cruz-in organized by Paul Campbell took place on Main Street with 36 vehicles. The Best Tractor Award went to an Allis Chalmers that belongs to Kaleb Klotz of Sunfield. The Best Truck, a 1962 F100, belongs to Doug Ballard of Charlotte. The Best Car, a 1957 Thunderbird, belongs to Buddy Beck of Lansing. The Most Original Award, went to a 1962 Dodge W 300 Power Wagon, that belongs to John Perkin of Charlotte. The Best Bike, a 1947 Cushman with sidecar, belongs to Tony Jackson of Lake Odessa. The People’s Choice Award was captured by Paul Campbell of Charlotte with his 1961 Chevy Apache truck. Paul was grateful for the donations of prizes made by the following: Campbell & Sons Kruger’s Pin-Stripping & Airbrushing Janson Equipment Hutson’s Equipment NAPA of Charlotte Sharps Supply Jerry &Jo Ann Briggs Lakewood Salon Klotz Family Farms Courtside Screen Printing Neon Shop of Vermontville. Craft Show “Best of Show” Winners

The winners were---Connie Johnson for her painting of a Pier and its Lighthouse, Jackie Mulholland for her “Stitchers Garden” quilt, Deb Ostertag with her artwork of an oil painting of a girls face, DeAnna Clark for her “Other” photo the Navy Blue Angels in a cloud of smoke; Ashley Berney for her Animal photo of a Bull with its rider and her People photo of Horseback Rider praying and Lance Eldridge for his Nature photo of Patriotic Hay Bales. There were 117 items exhibited by 53 participants. The Craft Show is sponsored by the Sunfield Area SPY’s. Dewie Miller Recognized At the SPY’s Community Awards Ceremony held under the big tent on Friday at the Farmer’s Picnic, the SPY’s “Friend Of Kids” award winner was announced. This year, the SPY’s are recognizing Dewie Miller who has been extremely active on behalf of the kids and community by volunteering to work on twelve different projects or event this past year Pictured below is SPY’s Membership Director John Fisher (right) presenting Dewie his award.

Frog Jumping Contest The Frog Jumping Contest had two categories this year, those that collected and brought their own frog totaled 8, and those that used frogs from the “community” bucket that were collected by Oren Best totaled 21. Some of the winners included: In the Community frog jump event Harlee Spitzley’s frog took first place jumping 124 inches in three jumps. Second went to Abe E. with his frog jumping 119.5 inches and Third place went to Waylyn Shepard with his frog jumping 117 inches. The Grand Marshals chose the “Best Named” frog of Big John belonging to Quinn Brummette. From those brought their own frogs, Lucia Rubio, (who is an exchange student from Spain), had the “Biggest” frog and took first place for the longest jump of 111 inches in 3 jumps. Forrest Schneider’s frog took second place for the longest jump of 86.5 inches. Jayce Nurenberg took 3rd place in the longest jump and for bringing the “Smallest” jumping frog with 74 inches. There was even some excitement when several frogs took off on their own adventure and had to be captured several feet away from the jumping ring.

Some of the winners included (right to left): In the “community bucket” frog jump event Harlee Spitzley’s frog took first place. “Best Named” frog of Big John belonging to Quinn Brummette. Lucia Rubio brought the “Biggest” frog and took first place for the longest jump. Jayce Nurenberg (held by his dad Cramer) took 3rd place in the longest jump and for bringing the “Smallest” jumping frog. Forrest Schneider’s frog took second place for the longest jump.




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