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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 9/17/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Sunfield Library Benefit Planned

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the Wagon Wheel American Grill in Portland will be donating 20% of all sales on that day to the Friends of the Sunfield Library. Here’s the catch---to take advantage of this deal a hungry patron must present the attached special coupon to their server.

A coupon is good ALL DAY and applies to both dine-in or take-out. What a unique way to help the Library!


On Friday, August 19th., the Sunfield Community Foundation made their annual scholarship and award presentations at a special ceremony during the Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic. In the published write-up that appeared in a Community Newsletter and the papers it was discovered that some of the information about the students had been transposed. Below is the corrected information:

Zachary Underwood

Son of Scott Underwood and Jamie Trommater

Scott received a $4,000 scholarship.

He will be attending MSU where he will be studying chemistry.

Emily Root

Daughter of Jodi Root and the late Mark Root

Emily received a $5,000 scholarship.

She will be attending Davenport where she will be studying marketing.

Averie Steward

Daughter of Matt & Marissa Steward

Averie received a $2,500 scholarship.

She will be attending Kellogg Community College.

Sorry for the mix-up.

Investment Opportunity

Centennial Acres, Inc. golf course is announcing a rare opportunity to purchase common stock in the corporation. Centennial Acres, Inc. is a privately held corporation with a limited number of shareholders and stock. This current stock purchase opportunity is being offered to the public for a limited time.

Centennial Acres, Inc owns and operates a 27-hole championship golf course. It also has a subsidiary in Centennial Food & Beverage, Inc. These two corporations have been very successful over the years and trends show continued success.

If anyone would like further information, please email your interest to Someone will reach out to you and answer questions you may have.

Can Anyone Solve The Mystery Department?

At the Farmer’s Picnic, Rosie Best had a tent and table set up by the Dime Pitch Booth where she was distributing Community Celebration Calendars. She was also having SPY members stop by and sign some SPY greeting cards. That is where the mystery is rooted. It seems that someone possibly took the cards home with them to sign. Does this ring any bells anyone? If you ended up with the cards, please get them back to Rosie ASAP! Thank you.


The final Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up of the season will take place on Saturday, September 23rd. 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 23rd, 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: There is nothing government can give you that it hasn’t taken from you in the first place.

• Notable Quote: “The fact that Jellyfish have survived for 650 million years despite not having brains gives hope to many people.”

• That’s Puny Department: What do you get when you cross a chicken with a duck? (A chicken that lays down).

• Did You Know Section: The year without summer---On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora blew its top. The massive eruption lasted 10 days and completely ravaged the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. The ash from Tambora combined with the dust and debris from several other eruptions---and blocked out the sun. The effects were devastating to agriculture across the globe. It got really bad the following year, in 1816, which has been called “the year with no summer”.

In the United States, New England was beset with a “dry fog” that would not dissipate. The lingering fog dimmed and refracted the sunlight, creating a constant eerie red glow in the sky. Even heavy rainfall failed to disperse it. Temperatures routinely fell below freezing throughout the spring.

The situation in Europe was even worse. Abnormal rainfall caused rivers to rise, while many areas endured frost in mid-August. People reported snowfall throughout the summer months. Even stranger---the dust in the atmosphere turned the white snowflakes red. The ensuing famine was the worst the continent would experience in the 19th century. By the time that “summer” was over, nearly 200,000 Europeans had perished.


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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