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SPY's Newsletter 9/1/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter

(9/1/23)

News From Centennial Acres



This past summer Centennial Acres Golf Course offered a golf camp for any interested youth golfers. Once again it was well attended and the kids learned a lot about the game and improved their skills. Pictured below are Beau and Elliott (no last names were provided) who had perfect attendance at the golf camp. As a result they each received some brand new golf clubs thanks to an anonymous generous benefactor.


Farmer’s Picnic Epilogue #4

Car Show Highlights


The Fourth Classic Car, Truck, Tractor & Bike Show organized by the fabulous Paul Campbell took place on Main Street the Saturday of the Farmer’s Picnic. There were 64 vehicles entered this year.

· The Best Tractor, 1st and 2nd place went to Cole Hoffman of Sunfield for his 1936 John Deere D and 1947 John Deere A, respectively.

· Best Truck, 1st place, a 1948 Ford Panel, belongs to Roger Coultier of Bath and 2nd place, a 1953 Dodge Pick Up, belonging to Jeff Stults of Lake Odessa.

· Best Car, 1st place, a 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, belongs to Kendall Wilcox of Sunfield, 2nd place, a 1967 Pontiac G T O, belongs to Bert & Becky Dickinson, of Ionia.

· Most Original, 1st place Truck, a 1961 Chevy Apache belongs to Paul Campbell of Charlotte, 2nd place, a 1970 I H Scout 800 A, belongs to Richard Harvey of Charlotte.

· Best Bike, 1st place, a 2005 Iron Horse Legend, belongs to Nolan DeVee of Lansing, 2nd place, a 2002 Ural Tourist, belongs to Joey Domina of Dewitt.

· Diamond in the Rough 1st place, a 1966 Corvair Corsa, belongs to Torre Miller of Sunfield, 2nd place, a 1950 Studebaker Champion, belongs to Bruce Mitchell of Grand Ledge.

· The People’s Choice was awarded to Dan Van Demortel of Ionia with his 1964 Chevy Nova SS.

Participants came from Bellevue, Mason, Laingsburg, Lowell, Fruitport, Clarksville, Haslett, Lansing, Ionia, Dewitt, Lake Odessa, Bath, Charlotte, Grand Ledge and of course Sunfield to this terrific annual event.

The $1,000 proceeds generated by the show was donated to the Sunfield Fire Department Auxiliary.

Paul would like to send out his thanks and appreciation to the following fine folks for their generous sponsorship and support:

Campbell & Sons Lawn & Snow, Charlotte

Diesel Doctor, Sunfield

Janson Equipment, Charlotte

Charlotte Cruzers

Ron & Teresa Kruger, Sunfield

Airbrush/ Pin-striping, Sunfield

Hanna's, Sunfield

Marko's, Sunfield

Pete Weller, Sunfield

Sam Beavers Family, Sunfield

Klotz Family Farms, Sunfield

Jerry & Jo Ann Briggs, Sunfield

Neon Shop, Vermontville

John Perkins Family

Courtside Embroidery, Nashville

Hutson's, Charlotte

Sharp's, Mulliken



Paul Campbell (right) presenting the “People’s Choice Award” to

Dan Van Demortel of Ionia



Paul Campbell (right) presenting the “Best Car Award” to Kendall Wilcox.





Paul Campbell (left) presenting the “Best Bike Award” to Nolan DeVee.



Paul Campbell (right) presenting the “Best Truck Award” to Roger Coultier.

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