Dear Sun Spots: The Sexual Assault Crisis Center needs interested women and men who would like to make a difference in the lives of victims of sexual violence.

Volunteers are needed to listen and provide support, information and referrals to hotline callers. SACC will be offering a training for hotline advocates soon. The deadline for completing the application process is Oct. 11.

The training provides insight and information in the areas of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault and the challenges faced by survivors and their supporters. Volunteers are taught the various options and resources available for survivors of all ages in our community and learn crisis intervention and advocacy skills through training and role-play scenarios, with emphasis placed on the importance of self-care.

SACC advocates carry a pager during their hotline shifts, allowing them to be on call from their homes. During a hotline shift, a volunteer may provide telephone support, support and accompaniment through medical exams, advocacy with law enforcement personnel and court accompaniment.

Volunteer advocates must be over the age of 18, empathetic and reliable. No experience is necessary. A new training session is scheduled to begin in October and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about becoming an advocate, please contact Sarah at the SACC office at 784-5272 ext: 104. – Sarah Wood, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: The High Street Congregational Church will hold a ‘Trunk an’ Tailgate Sale’ Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church parking lot. We are renting spaces for $10. If there are any questions, please contact: Connie Ray 782-2835; Melissa Brown 753-0751; June Scales 782-7991 or Peter Silvers 783-6136. Again, this is open to the public. You can also donate things to be sold at the church table. – Peter Silvers, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: This letter is in response to the request from Hilda T., appearing in your Sept. 12 column: At Craft-Mania we carry a large selection of embroidery transfers. We also carry the iron-on transfer pencil to refresh her old pattern. If she has other pictures she would like to embroider we have a transfer paper including the paper to run through a copy machine or computer printer. Craft-Mania is located in the Auburn Plaza at 730 Center St. in Auburn. Our hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our phone number is 783-8265. – Lee Duguay, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I wrote about two months ago looking for clothes anyone had that worked at Norlands and that they wanted to sell. An Auburn lady who had some got a hold of me. Unfortunately I have lost her number and was hoping you could reprint this to let her know I still want them. Please call me at 645-3066 and I will come and get them. Thanks. – Ruthann LeBlanc, Jay.



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