Dear Sun Spots: It’s rapidly approaching Halloween and I was hoping there might be a haunted hayride in my area.

Do you know if there will be any haunted hayrides in the Lewiston-Auburn area (or as close as you can come)? If so, how may I contact them? – Benjamin Mawhinney, Auburn.

Perhaps you and your family may be interested in the following Halloween events:

Topsham Fairgrounds, Saturday Oct. 25: Haunted Wagonride 7-9 p.m. $5 each at the Topsham Fairgrounds. For more information, call (207) 725-8905 or visit You may also be interested in the Goblin Children’s Wagon Ride on Oct. 25 from 1-3 p.m.

North Turner, Saturday, Oct. 25: Halloween masquerade dance 8 p.m. to midnight at the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, featuring the Rockin’ Road Runners Band. $10 per person. Public welcome. Sponsored by the Buckfield Buckeneers Football Association. FMI: 597-2299 or 336-2927.

Mexico, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26: Halloween in the Valley, haunted hayride at the Mexico Recreation Park. FMI: 364-2051.

Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 25: The Countryside Dancers’ Halloween dance 8-11:30 p.m. at C&J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Oct. 25: The Before and After School Program is having a Halloween carnival 9 a.m. to noon at the Elm Street School gym. Games, costume contest, cake walk, Halloween maze. FMI: 346-3395.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for an address for Gail Morgado clothes. They were sold at the Country Store in Brunswick, which is now closed and its Web site is also closed. Please advise. Thanks. – B.S., Auburn.

Sun Spots was unable to contact the former owner of the store you refer to. However, she did speak with Teddy Candler, wife of Larry Candler who’s the manufacturing representative for Gail Morgado, who is based in Manhattan. Candler, who assists her husband’s business, says they are in the process of supplying more stores in the New England area. In the meantime, she says you may want to contact the following shops who carry this line of day-into-evening knit ensemble wear, which can be crushed into a ball and never wrinkle:

Dresses Unlimited, 77 Main St., Plymouth, NH 03264, (603) 536-3066.

Taylor Shop, 25 Barnard St., Andover, MA 01810, (978) 474-0070.

Purple Plume, 35 Church St., Lennox, MA 01240, (413) 637-3442.

Deni’s Closet, 767 Main Road, Unit 6, Westport, MA 02799, (508) 636-0063.

Candler also says you can contact Larry for more information, although he will be at fashion shows for most of October. You can reach him at 209 West 38th St., Suite 1105, New York, NY 10018, (212) 819-9190.

Dear Sun Spots: A craft fair and food sale will be held at West Paris Grange Hall on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tables are $5 each. Please call (207) 674-3872 or (207) 674-2147. – Linona Blake, West Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: The Maine Rural Workers Coalition, a nonprofit organization working with immigrants, migrant workers and other disadvantaged workers in Maine, is seeking volunteers with one or more of the following skills or talents to work on several projects. These include: writing skills, oral or written translation skills, artistic or creative ability, computer skills, teaching skills, good oral communication skills, office skills, board member experience or fundraising experience. Any qualified person with some time to spare, from high school age on up, is welcome to volunteer with us. If interested, please contact Dena at 783-4208.

Also, we are looking for donations of the following items: clothes racks to help organize our clothing bank; good, used winter clothing; toys for our needy families for Christmas; and items such as toys, a playpen, play yard, and other items that can be used to keep children of meeting participants occupied during meetings. Please let Dena know if you have items in good condition that you are willing to donate. Thank you! – Dena Wade, No Town.

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