Dear Sun Spots: The Jay Amvets Post 33 Special Olympics Committee needs your help. Every year at the winter games, our volunteers take over 100 Olympians for snowmobile rides up the slopes of Sugarloaf/USA. For some of the athletes, this is the highlight of their trip. This year, however, we are short on helmets for the kids. We are looking for new or used helmets to be donated for use every year. Anything we can get will help. Please contact Matt Timberlake at (207) 897-3348 days or (207) 897-2544 nights.We will even come and pick up. – Matt Timberlake, Livermore.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a small, tabletop stereo portable record player, about 2-by-2 inches, with the speakers built into the record player, which can hold a few 45 records at a time, in good to excellent condition, at a reasonable price. If any Sun Spot readers have one they want to sell, I would appreciate it if they would call me at (207) 375-9901. Thank you, Sun Spots, for your help and all the readers. – Lise Rancourt, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: Volunteers of American needs a secondhand overhead projector in good working condition for an after-school life skills group with youth at risk.

Our groups focus on building skills such as: communicating effectively, problem solving, anger management and self-evaluation.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Dawn Mills at (207) 783-4317 anytime. – Dawn Mills, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: We really enjoy your column. I have had great responses many times from Sun Spots.

I’m looking for an eight-track tape player and tapes if anyone has any they would be willing to sell. Please call Honey at (207) 897-3888 and leave a message if there is no answer. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work! – H. Pomerleau, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: A while ago, there was someone looking for someone to do ironing or laundry. I am available to do one or both in my home. Please call (207) 784-8528 and ask for Rosalie. – Rosalie, Auburn.

Column reader Sherry Woodcock in Leeds was looking for this type of assistance in December. You can reach her at (207) 524-3831.

Dear Sun Spots: Second Chance Boxer Rescue is looking for volunteers for big and small jobs including lining up sponsors, writing letters, putting up posters, handing out fliers and more as part of the Pet Fest 2004.

You don’t have to live in Maine. We are covering the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. And if you don’t live in one of these states, not to worry! We still have plenty of jobs that can be done via e-mail or Internet prior to the event itself.

The event is planned for May 22 at the Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford. Please mark your calendars. We would like to get fliers out to all areas and get posters put up at every pet-related store that we can reach, from the largest to the little feed and grain stores. So, whether you have a lot of time to spare or only a little, we can sure use your help in promoting animal rescue and finding forever homes for all species of pets. If you shine in other areas, don’t let that stop you for a second. We will also need help with food sales, manning the booths, ticket sales, lining up vendors and more. This would be a great project for Scout troops, 4-H groups, classes or just anyone who loves pets! Help us to make this an event that Maine can be proud of. For more information please contact Julie Goodell at (207) 345-9833. – Julie Goodell, Minot.

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