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SPY's Newsletter 9/24/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Thank You Texas Hold ‘Em Volunteers!!!

Last Monday through Thursday the SPY’s were scheduled to work a Texas Hold ‘Em event fundraiser selling chips to the players. We do this four times a year as a means to generate significant funds for the various youth and community programs and projects the SPY’s support. This time around for some reason we ran into a problem with getting folks to volunteer to do the simple tasks involved. However, we did manage to get the event covered due to the extra effort of some dedicated people. We send out a very sincere Thank-You to:

Bruce Kauffman

Craig Mulholland

Rod Clark

DeAnna Clark

Ryan Clark

Wayne Simmons

Mandy Peabody

Pete Weller

Jeff Gibbs (worked two shifts)

Betsy Gibbs (worked two shifts)

Sandy Fisher (worked two shifts)

John Fisher (worked three shifts)

Thank You Trash Pickers!

Project Chairman Derek “Captain Highway” Desgranges would like to send out a BIG Sunfield Area SPY salute to the following fine folks who helped out on our third and final Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up of the season this past Saturday, as well as some of the folks that took advantage of the option of participating earlier in the week. Thank you:

Lance Eldridge

Liz Eldridge

Kaitlyn Boneff

John & Sandy Fisher

Steve & Christina Grosshans

Grace Grosshans

Stacie Desgranges

Job well done pickers!

Got Your Tickets Yet?

It is back!!! If you haven’t already heard, the legendary Art Meade is once again sponsoring what he is calling “The Second Annual Remember When 50’s and 60’s Sock Hop”. (The one he sponsored last year was a sold-out mega success!)

It will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 7 to 11 PM, at the “Ever After” hall located at 1230 North Michigan Avenue in Hastings.

He has again booked the fabulous “Misty Blues Party Band” out of Detroit. They are great! It’s a 7-piece band, with a horn section and 2 female singers. There will be snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments provided. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are available from any of the following:

Art Meade 269-331-0661

John Fisher 517-648-0969

Sandy Johnson 269-953-5260

Razor’s Edge 269-948-9767

Olde Town Tavern 269-948-8531

This year tickets will also be available at the door.


· John & Sandra Fisher made a contribution to the Scholarship Fund in memory of Gary Roth.

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: The hardest thing about “everything happens for a reason” is waiting for the reason to come along.

• Notable Quote: "If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair."-----C. S. LEWIS

• That’s Puny Department: If you suck at playing the trumpet…that’s probably why.

• Did You Know Section: It wasn’t until 1912, that what was destined to be the world’s all-time favorite cookie---The Oreo---made its appearance. Some two hundred billion of them have been produced and sold to date---enough, if piled one on top of the other, to reach the moon and back three times!


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