Dear Sun Spots: Let the voice of survivors be heard!

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center will soon be publishing the fall edition of our newsletter, created by survivors of all forms of sexual assault, including childhood sexual abuse. This publication is a forum for the voices of survivors of sexual assault and abuse to share their feelings, thoughts, memories and insights. The next edition will be published in October.

Submit short essays and stories, poetry, black and white photographs, and any other original works for inclusion in this publication. Submissions from supporters and allies of survivors are also welcome.

Submissions must be received by Oct. 15 and must include the name and contact information for the author/creator. We reserve the right to edit submissions as deemed necessary for space and content reasons. While acknowledging possible confidentiality and safety concerns, every effort will be made to contact authors/creators whose work is edited. Please include information regarding the safest way to leave a message should we need to contact you with editing concerns. Submissions without name and contact information cannot be considered for the newsletter. However, you may specify that you wish to identify yourself with first name or initials in the publication.

Please send mail to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, P.O. Box 6, Auburn, ME 04240.

You can also e-mail your submissions to [email protected] Please remember to include your contact information. To find out more information about this newsletter, please call Sarah at SACC, (207) 784-5272. – Sarah Wood, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Greene is planning the fourth Greene Village Celebration on Sept. 11. Starting with a pancake breakfast, it will have a parade, chicken barbecue, fiddlers, other music, information booths from local organizations and events for all ages from a frog jumping contest (bring your own frog) to pie-baking contests. We are in need of more volunteers for assistance with activities. We especially need volunteers to help with kids events. Please contact Sally, Annette or Carol at (207) 946-5146. Please join us for a fun-filled event for all ages in the community. – Sally Ann Hebert, Greene.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there anywhere in the Oxford Hills area that offers dance lessons for 3-year-olds? Thank you. – T.G, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try calling Maurice Dance Theater, (207) 743-3848, or Debi Irons at Art Moves Dance Studio, (207) 743-5569, to see if they would offer classes to this age group.

Dear Sun Spots: In answer to D.A. from Durham’s inquiry about area craft shows this coming fall: There will be a show at Point Sebago Resort in Casco on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 2 and 3. Space rental is $50 for an 8-by-8 space or $80 for a double space. This is the fourth year this show has been held, and it just gets bigger every year. There is no entrance fee to the resort for the days of the show. We have space still available for this non-juried show. Please contact (207) 364-2070 for more information. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The person who wants to know more about Nabisco Uneeda biscuits can reach me via e-mail at [email protected] I was with Nabisco 30 years! – Conrad Grenier, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Some time ago I requested information to locate the address for Hush Puppies, sneakers, the body shoe. I don’t know if my letter was misplaced. I have not received an answer. – No Name, Auburn.

Answer: Sun Spots did not locate your request and does not appear to have ever received it.

In addition to responses from readers, contact Hush Puppies by phone at 800-545-2425, or via their Web site at www.hushpuppies.com.

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