Gift Card, LHS Info

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Fairbanks Union Church, located at 583 Fairbanks Road in Farmington will be hosting a yard sale on Saturday, June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The deacons of the church will be using these proceeds for many community service projects including tissues for teachers; homeless teens; burned-out victims; Backpack Project, and many more. If you have any items you are willing to donate, please contact us by calling and leaving a message at the church office, 778-4705. On behalf of the deacons, we thank you for helping to make this fund-raiser a success.

–Cynthia, Farmington

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston High School Class of 1958 is planning our 60th reunion to be held July 29 at Davinci’s in Lewiston. We are missing contact information and are asking for your help in locating the following graduates:

Ruth Brooks Brown, Daniel Kavanaugh, Patricia Bernier Thomas, Roger Bourque, Joseph A. Cyr, Sheila Gove Donahue, Lorraine Hamel Friese, Paul Dumond, Geneva Levesque Fears, Richard J. Levesque, Diane Mayo, Charles Morneau, Roland Verville.

Anyone who hasn’t received an invitation and is not listed, please call Rachel Tardif Cyr at 268-4613. We will promptly correct the oversight. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help update our files.

–Rachel, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I received an Outback Steakhouse gift card for Christmas but they have all been closed in Maine. Can you please tell me who I could call or write to about this? I’d greatly appreciate it.

You’ve helped me before and I’m grateful for all your valuable information.

–No Name, Jay

ANSWER: How frustrating! Your gift card is eligible to use at other Bloomin’ Brands restaurants including Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Roy’s, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

If you want to take a little road trip, Outback Steakhouse is open in Bedford, New Hampshire. There are several of the restaurants in Massachusetts including locations in Lowell, Seekonk, Springfield, and Somerville.

In tiny print at the bottom of your gift card, there may be a toll-free number to call. If not, try writing to: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33607. Their phone number is 813-282-1225.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have numerous instruction and craft books for knitting and crochet projects that I would like to give to anyone interested in them. I also have about 20 years of Workbasket Magazine from the 60’s to the 80’s. I can be reached at 212-0580.

–Paula, Auburn

ANSWER: I’m sure someone will scoop up this treasure trove!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the June 11th Sun Spots, our class of 1974 was indeed the first to graduate from the school, but we actually graduated from Lewiston Comprehensive High School, as it was named then. When the new school opened, it wasn’t completed yet. The downstairs area under the cafeteria was the designated student smoking area, and the area where the new Connors School is being built (on what were recently the athletic fields) was a parking lot. Our ball games were still held at the LAP. There were only three grades at the time – sophomore through senior, and the school was packed. We had 500 or more in our graduating class. Dr. Edwin Haas was our principal.

–Jon, no town

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