Dear Sun Spots: My name is Sara and I am organizing Vacation Bible School for my church this year. The theme is “Under the Big Top.” I am writing to ask readers for some help and/or donations. If anyone is willing, we are looking for someone who is a clown or can juggle, to teach the kids. If anyone knows how to do clown makeup and/or knows what kind of makeup to use and where to purchase it at low cost, that would be greatly appreciated. We also would like to rent a bouncy house and cotton candy machine for a low cost or donation. If you have any clown costumes, the kids would enjoy using those for dress-up. If you can help us or give us leads for any of the above, please call me at 783-9560. Thank you very much, Sara. – Sara Spellman, Auburn.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots would encourage you to contact Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris, ME 04281, (207) 743-8452, or via e-mail at [email protected] to see if they can assist you with your clown or juggler request.

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if you could please get an address to write to country singers Big & Rich. I’d appreciate it. – M.S., Wilton.

Answer: Consider writing to them in the care of William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, (212) 586-5100.

Dear Sun Spots: For years I have used a product to clean my sink that I love. However, I can no longer find it. Can you help me? The product is Porcelain Re-New. It comes in a 6-oz. plastic jar. It was distributed by Frigidaire. The piece number was 9948631. If it is no longer made. Do any of your readers have an extra jar that I could buy from them? Thank you. I can be reached at (207) 712-6883. – Carol Curran, Lewiston.

Answer: Sun Spots has not located this item. Hopefully, there are readers willing to share some tips or ideas with you.

Dear Sun Spots: I have two questions. One: Can you please tell me if they’re going to bring back the show “Biggest Losers”? And two, I don’t have a computer. Where can we go to learn how to use computers? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, regarding your first question, according to, season three is scheduled to air in September. Season four is currently casting. If you are finally ready to shed the pounds once and for all with expert trainers and nutritionists, you might consider applying. To do so, make a five minute VHS, DVD or mini DV videotape. Mail it ASAP, including a picture (if possible). Tapes must be postmarked by Aug. 4 and should be sent to: The Biggest Loser Casting, Central Park West Productions c/o 3Ball Productions, P.O. Box 578, Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-0578.

Include in your videotape why you should be on “The Biggest Loser.” Make your video as personal as possible. Start with your name and hometown. (For example, you can take the show on a tour of your typical day.) Show them, don’t just tell them, why you need to lose the weight. Finally, let them know why you are a great candidate for the show. Remember, they want to see your personality. Have fun and good luck!

Regarding your second question, Sun Spots urges you to contact your local adult education department to see what courses it might be offering in the fall. The Lewiston Adult Education will have its fall brochure available the first week in August. If you are a Lewiston or Auburn resident, you will automatically receive it. Otherwise call to request a copy or pick one up at the office. It can be reached at 156 East Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, (207) 795-4141.

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