DEAR SUN SPOTS: As a member of the Friends of Lost Valley group, I am writing to ask if anyone has any antique skis, sleds, snowshoes or other winter sport equipment in good condition that they would be willing to donate to Lost Valley.
Among other improvements, we are planning some decorating updates to the lodge and bar and would love to incorporate some vintage winter equipment if possible. Lost Valley is such a community gem, and it has been wonderful to see the rally of support to keep it going strong!
Any antique winter equipment donations can be brought directly to Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Road in Auburn. For other ways to support Lost Valley, check out lostvalleyski.com or the Friends of Lost Valley Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SaveLostValley.
Thanks so much for your help! — Whitney Condit, 576-9820
DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are seeking four-ply yarn for our volunteer knitters. They are in need of all colors, in good condition, as they are busy knitting hats, mittens, baby items and afghans, which in turn are given to the needy of all ages in Androscoggin County.
The yarn is donated to SEARCH and given out to our knitters as needed. SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew, Courage, & Hope) is a program of Catholic Charities. We support seniors, aged 60 and above, by matching them with community volunteers who provide companionship, socialization opportunities and transportation support.
For more information about donating yarn, please call our office at 784-0157. Thank you for your donations; the yarn truly helps to support our volunteer knitters program. — Wendy Russell, program director, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAR SUN SPOTS: SHAREcenter in Auburn is a nonprofit organization that takes materials which would be thrown away and provides them to our members who are teachers in our local schools or staff at nonprofit organizations for use in classrooms and other programs.
We are always looking for businesses and individuals that may be throwing out materials that we would gladly accept. For example, if you are a business that is going paperless, we can use your old file folders, pocket folders, desk organizers or other items that you would just throw away.
If your business has any type of clean waste material that you would normally just toss, we would love to talk to you and see if it is something that our members could use.
We can always use from our community members clean household materials they may have such as buttons, craft items, CDs, VHS tapes, paper towel tubes, yarn, children’s books, games and puzzles to name just a few items.
Please contact Paula Thibodeau, SHAREcenter director, at 333-6671 if you have a donation to make, would like us to come and visit your business, or have any questions regarding our program.
You can also visit our Facebook page at AuburnSharecenter. Thank you for helping us with our mission to reduce, reuse and recycle. — Pat Pelliccia, email@example.com
GOOD MORNING, SUN SPOTS: Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association will be holding its fifth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8. Fairbanks School is located at 508 Fairbanks Road (Route 4 north) in Farmington.
We hope to have more than 40 tables at this fair. We welcome new artisans and crafters to this event. Six-foot tables are $20. If interested in renting a table, contact Mary O’Donal at 778-3267 or me at 778-3808.
Thank you, Sun Spots, for the wonderful work you do to help the nonprofit communities of Maine. — Cindy Kemble, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Wilton Day Homemakers Extension will be having its fourth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov 15 at St. Luke’s Church in Wilton. Lunch will be served, and we will have baked goods for sale.
Tables are still available for vendors. For more information, contact me. Thank you. —Becky, 779-7995, email@example.com
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am in need of a knee walker or a knee roller for someone who has had surgery and will be off her leg for up to three months. This allows the knee that has been operated on to rest on the knee walker while walking on the good leg.
If anyone out there has one they would be willing to sell at a reasonable price, it would be much appreciated. Thanks so much for all you do. — Carol, 345-9119, firstname.lastname@example.org
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