Seeking good Samaritan; trunk repair

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Jan. 12 about 5:15 p.m. at the Irving station at 675 Main St. in Lewiston, someone in a red pickup truck with a license plate number ending in WA backed into our 2009 silver Pontiac G6 then left the scene.

I was inside the convenience store at the time and did not see the accident. A customer who did witness the hit-and-run provided me with the license number and exited the store before I could ask for his name and phone number. Can you help me find this good Samaritan?

— Larry, Auburn

ANSWER: It would be wonderful if this kind person contacted Sun Spots so you have the privilege of thanking him properly.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read your column on March 2 and noticed the trunk repair topic. Brettuns Village Inc. has been refinishing and repairing trunks and cases since 1988. The Sun Journal recently ran an article about our company and we also presented at the Androscoggin Historical Society meeting. We make and sell 38 styles of leather steamer trunk handles, and carry a comprehensive inventory of hardware pieces for trunk fabrication and repair. Our customers include individuals and manufacturers of fine luggage around the globe.

— Churchill Barton, manager of Brettuns Village Inc., Lewiston

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ANSWER: I am so sorry I didn’t include you in that column! Contact information for Brettuns is brettunsvillage.com, 207-782-7863, and for orders only: 1-844-492-4930. They are open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston School Nutrition Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at no charge to children up to 18 years old who are attending school. Meals are the same for all children who are attending summer programs throughout the city. If you are running a summer program for school-age children, you may be eligible.

For more information about qualifications for your summer organization or program to participate as a site, please call the Lewiston School Nutrition Program at 207-795-4106. If your site is approved, all meals must be eaten at the approved site, because children are not allowed to remove food from the approved site, such as schools, recreation centers, parks, playgrounds, day care centers and churches.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or fax it to 202-690-7442; or email the form to program.intake@usda.gov.

— No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Where does Cindy Williams get so many clothes? On Channel 6 News every day she has on a different outfit. It’s great, but how can she do it? Keep up the good work, we enjoy your column.

— Mary, no town

ANSWER: The award-winning news anchor really liked your compliment and says she is a discount shopper who always has her eye out for bargains in stores and online.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I sent a letter (Sun Spots, Feb. 16) to you about needing galvanized metal buckets. A very nice reader responded to me. I was able to purchase two heavy-duty buckets that I can use to carry out my wood stove ashes. Thank you so much, Sun Spots!

— Bruce, Livermore

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