Dear Sun Spots: The Oxford County bicentennial will occur in 2005. One of several activities being planned for this event includes the creation of a bicentennial quilt, with squares representing each of the 36 towns and organized plantations in the county. With the assistance of historical societies, libraries and even town clerks, we have already identified volunteers from 30 towns. But we are still looking for quilters from the following communities: Stoneham, Roxbury, Gilead, Hanover, Lincoln Plantation and Magalloway Plantation. Participants from any of the 18 unorganized townships (aside from Albany, which has already provided a volunteer) would also be most welcome.

Finished quilt squares may represent any topic which is appropriate to the community and may be done in almost any material or technique. Specific details will be sent to anyone interested. Ideally, each quilter would be a resident or have some long-term association with the community in question, although any truly interested person will be considered and is encouraged to reply. To volunteer or to obtain more information, please contact Barbara Swan Frost at (207) 743-8337 or drop a note to Oxford County 2005, P.O. Box 172, Norway, ME 04268. – L.G., Norway.

Dear Sun Spots: We, the Universalist Church of Greene, wish to express our deepest thanks to all of you who made generous donations for our church yard sale. Thanks to your generosity, we held a very successful sale. Funds raised will help us in building an addition to our building. Thank you. – Heidi Varney, Greene.

Dear Sun Spots: Someone wrote to you asking about framed pictures painted by Robert Wood. If they are still interested in finding some, they may reach me at (207) 783-3615, as I have two of them. The person that was asking signed the name R.E.D., of Auburn. Thank you. – Debbie, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a doll collection I’m interested in selling. Some are Danbury Mint dolls, including Prince Charles and Princess Diana in their full wedding attire; some Ashton Drake Gallery dolls. I was wondering if you would know of any places that are interested in them or if anyone seeing this can contact me at (207) 645-4397. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Your column is so good. I read all Sun Spots in the morning. You help so many people. I wonder if you could help me? I would like to know if there are some ladies who do house cleaning. Once a week or every two. I will pay her. Please call (207) 782-3619. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I need help trying to locate relatives of the late Mrs. Lucienne (Lou) Paraskevakos, have tried the white pages but only a few exist with the last name. My grandmother and her were neighbors long ago and she has recently passed on. I have found old pictures that belonged to Lou, just thought family would like them. I do know of two relatives from Massachusetts, Larry and Paul Couture, and would like to try and contact them to give these photographs. – Tina Fleury, Canton.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might want to call the few that are in the phone book in case any recollect your grandmother and her friend.

Dear Sun Spots: Do any of your readers know if there are any Gold Crown stores in the area? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, the closest Hallmark Gold Crown stores are: Shirley’s Hallmark Shop, 11 Hannaford Drive (near the junctions of routes 114 and 1), Scarborough, (207) 885-5671, and Romard’s Hallmark Shop at Northgate Shopping Center in Portland, (207) 797-4645.

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