April 2019

The Spiker Reunion is Next Month

Schedule of Events.

By Mike Spiker


As Mike puts it, “the farm opens for business.” It’s a great day to ride ATVs or horses, hike, fish, or just sit and talk. The evening will wrap with a cookout and a sing-along at the campfire.

SUNDAY - May 26

Between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, it’s time to start the chickens. Volunteers are needed for this process. 

Gather everyone together promptly at 12:00 PM for the Opening Ceremonies and the Family Group Photo. 

Lunch starts at 12:30 PM, followed by the Auction (about 1:30 PM,) and the Raffle (around 2:15 PM.)

At 2:30 PM, the Fishing Contest begins for kids under 18. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest, Smallest, and Most Fish caught in one hour. Awards will be given out immediately after the contest.

Corn Hole Contest for teams of two will be scheduled. 

Please bring a Covered Dish and/or Drinks for the lunch, and an Item for the Auction. 

Other stuff to consider bringing: bottled water, lawn chairs, sun screen, bug spray, guitars or other musical instruments for the sing-alongs, ATV or horse for trail rides, fishing gear for the tournament, heavy-duty gloves if you’ll be volunteering to turn the grill grates.

Have fun!

(And take lots of pictures to share with the rest of us.)


  • John Hicks Sets All-Time Best State Record in Discus John Hicks Sets All-Time Best State Record in DiscusByron and Melinda have always been proud grandparents. Their smiles got a bit bigger this month when grandson John Hicks threw for 190-feet-1 to set a state mark in discus and win the individual title at the Cardinals Classic.

When asked about beating the old mark of 186-9 set in 2015 by Christian Buckley, John replied, ”I definitely knew it was possible. I’ve got in the 200s at practice before, but I couldn’t put it all together in a meet. I finally got it at Spring Mills. It was a great accomplishment for me and a goal I’ve had for quite some time now.”

See it for yourself. Watch this video from his proud dad’s Facebook page.