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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 9/6/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #217 (9/6/22) APEC Is The SPY’s 2021 Corporate-Sponsor-Of-The Year Pictured (right) is Craig Cappon, Past-President of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Program for Youth, presenting the SPY’s 2021 “Corporate Sponsor Of The Year” award to Keith Wilcox, representing the Automated Process Equipment Corporation of Lake Odessa. APEC and Keith’s dad, Kendall Wilcox, are being recognized for the many things they do to support the various youth and community programs in the Sunfield area. They have been a participant in the SPY’s Corporate Sponsor program for the past fifteen years.

Thank-You Texas Hold ‘Em Volunteers As reported in earlier Newsletters, this past Wednesday through Saturday the SPY’s worked a Texas Hold ‘Em fund-raising event. This one was extra special because the operators of the Hold ‘Em room had us run the entire event. (You usually have to share an event with another charity). This meant a tremendous opportunity for us because of possibly doubling our profits. However, the situation also created some challenges, in that the event was leading up to the Labor Day weekend and the shift schedules would have to be extended to provide the necessary coverage, since we were the only charity working the Hold ‘Em. But, we had some tremendous people step up and volunteer to meet the challenges. We even had two people volunteer that had never worked a Hold ‘Em before! Our event chairman, Jeff Gibbs sends out a BIG thank-you, on behalf of the kids and the community who will ultimately benefit for the following committed workers tireless efforts. We salute: Lynne Marie Hatt Mandy Peabody Betsy Gibbs Shari Woodman Rebekah Woodman Denise Newman Renee Strimback Zeke Cappon Gabe Bowen Derek Desgranges Stacie Desgranges Steve Grosshans Christina Grosshans John Fisher Lavon Hamp Thank you all for a job well done and providing the ability to take advantage of this special opportunity! Important Notice The Sunfield United Methodist Church has announced that the free Monday dinners will be starting up again this coming Monday, September 12th. The dinners will be served at the Church from 4 PM to 6 PM. Everyone is welcome! 50’s / 60’s Sock Hop News If you haven’t already heard, the legendary Art Meade is sponsoring what he is calling “The First Annual Remember When 50’s and 60’s Sock Hop”. It will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 7 to 11 PM, at the Hughe House located on the curve going into Lake Odessa. He has 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 refreshments and an open bar provided. The Hugue House has a limited capacity, so tickets are being restricted to 100 people. All tickets are by advance sale only. There will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets are $50 each for a couple and $30 for a single. Tickets are available (if you hurry) from any of the following: Art Meade 269-331-0661 John Fisher 517-648-0969 Linda Swift 616-719-7335 Sandy Johnson 269-953-5260 Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: Every next level of your life will demand a different you. • Notable Quote: “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”----HENRY VAN DYKE • That’s Puny Department: Did you know that no matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationary. • Did You Know Section: There is a city in Kansas called Gas. Their official motto is “Don’t pass Gas, stop and enjoy it.” 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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