Dear Sun Spots: Sun Spots has been most helpful in the past when it has alerted the community of the need for volunteers.

And do we need volunteers!

SeniorsPlus, the local area Agency on Aging, is seeking additional volunteers to assist our local seniors to remain independent and maintain their quality of life. Many seniors can no longer drive to the grocery store or to their medical appointments. Some can no longer cook for themselves and need a home-delivered meal from SeniorsPlus. The number of people who can be helped depends on the number of volunteers who can give a couple of hours each week to assist us provide these valuable services.

If you have time to spare, SeniorsPlus has a variety of volunteer opportunities available in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties.

• Meals on Wheels drivers are needed to deliver meals in the Lisbon/Sabattus area Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and in the Auburn area Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday . from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drivers are eligible for mileage reimbursement. A clean driving record and background are required.

• Kitchen assistants are needed to pack meals for daily Meals on Wheels delivery at the Lewiston Multi-Purpose kitchen Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Dining site coordinators are needed to greet guests, set tables, and serve meals in Wilton at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and in Livermore Falls for two hours on the last Monday of the month.

• A dining room assistant is needed at the Lewiston Multi-Purpose dining site to greet guests and help with other light duties for one-to-five hours a week.

• Volunteer drivers are needed to give rides to medical and nonmedical appointments in Lewiston-Auburn, Lisbon-Lisbon Falls, Norway-South Paris, Wilton-Farmington, and Rumford. Mileage reimbursement is available. A clean driving record and background are required.

• Handy people are needed to assist seniors in the Lewiston-Auburn area with small repair projects and yard work. Mileage reimbursement is available.

If you would like to volunteer, please call Connie at 795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241, ext. 145. – Connie, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to respond to the lady who wrote about an iron-on transfer that no longer works. If she would like to rejuvenate that transfer or make a transfer out of any line drawing, she needs to purchase an inexpensive “transfer pencil.” They are made for making your own iron-on transfers. A special red lead in the pencil can be drawn over the lines of the old transfer, which will allow it to be reused up to two or three times each reapplication. These pencils are available in many craft stores. We have them at Log Cabin Craftworks in Dixfield, 562-8816. – Norine Clarke, Dixfield.

Judy A., Lewiston, Friday’s column request for stage makeup and a full body, male mannequin at a reasonable price: Christine Scribner Cornish of Drapeau’s Costumes of Maine called to say they have several male mannequins. Some may not be in the best shape but give her a call to discuss this. Drapeau’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Pottle Works is looking for a volunteer to work with people who have disabilities on small wood working projects. The location would be between Auburn and Mechanic Falls. If you are interested, please contact Sandy Dunn, director of programs at 346-3139 ext 15. – Sandy Dunn, No Town.

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