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SPY's Newsletter 8/29/21

SPY’s Community Newsletter #157 (8/29/21) SPY’s Honor H.S.V. Redi-Mix Employees

Back in 1999, the SPY’s created the “Friend of Kids” award to recognize a certain kind of person or group. It is fitting that this award was created, because it honors the "quiet doers" so to speak. Folks whose deeds would otherwise go overlooked because they occur “under the radar” so to speak. The effort the SPY’s are honoring has an even greater significance due to the COVID mess we have all had to deal with for a long time. In 2020, if you can believe it, we actually had a blessing come out of the COVID misery. The SPY’s couldn’t run any fund-raisers for well over a year and a half, but the needs were still there. Then out of the blue came the fine folks at H.S.V. Redi-Mix. Like all of us, they were impacted by the COVID restrictions as well. Especially, since they weren’t able to get together for their annual Christmas celebration event. It was decided that since they weren’t allowed to gather for their event that they would take the money that would have been spent and donate it to a good cause. They chose the SPY’s. What a godsend their timely generosity was. Pictured (right) is Renee Strimback, Secretary for the SPY’s presenting the “Friend Of Kids” Award to Allen Haskin, Owner of H.S.V. Redi-Mix. Jackie Mulholland Multiple Craft Show Winner

Pictured is the talented Jackie Mullholland who received Best of Show for her “Cardinal” quilt, which also won the People’s Choice Award in the Open Exhibit Craft Show that was held during the Farmer’s Picnic. Community Foundation Salutes Bill Weller For His Service

Pictured (right) is John Fisher, President of the Sunfield Community Foundation, presenting their “Distinguished Service Award” to Bill Weller. Bill is being honored for his seventeen years of service as Treasurer for the Foundation. Bill was also a founding member of the Foundation and a charter member of the Board of Directors. Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-Up Coming! The final Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up of the season will take place on Saturday, September 25th. 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. Anyone interested in lending a hand, just show up 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 the 25th, but would still like to help out by doing some picking up on a different day, 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: If you had $1 for every year the universe has existed (approximately 13.8 billion years), you wouldn't even make the top 50 on the Forbes list. • Notable Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”-----Dr. Seuss • That’s Puny Department: Why did the lizard say he named his baby “Tiny?” Because he’s my newt. • Did You Know Section? Astronauts often lose their fingernails after conducting spacewalks 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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