Dear Sun Spots: SAD 39 (Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner) has three students who will be attending the Maine Winter Special Olympics. They will compete in the snowshoe races. We would like for them to have the opportunity to practice ahead of time, but our district does not have any snowshoes. I wondered if there any readers who have metal snowshoes (either youth or adult sizes) that they would be willing to donate to our school district to help our students do their best in the competition. Please call Marilla Couch at 388-2681 (during school hours) or 357-1250 in the evening. You can also e-mail me at [email protected] I am be willing to pick them up. Thank you. Your help is greatly appreciated! – Marilla Couch, Buckfield.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for two products that I can no longer find. Bisquick Complete mix in the cinnamon swirl flavor is the first one. I can find all the other varieties except the cinnamon. The second product is Sunsweet Lighter Bake. It’s an oil replacement used in baking. If anyone knows where I can find either product, it will be much appreciated. Many thanks. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Unfortunately, Sun Spots did not locate the Bisquick mix; perhaps readers might be able to assist you. It’s mentioned on the Betty Crocker Web site at www.generalmills.com. Under the listing of products, the site notes a Warm Delights Cinnamon Swirl Cake that might be similar to the complete mix you and your family are familiar with. You might want to check it out, in case it’s just the name of the product that has been changed.

In the meantime, Sun Spots did locate the Sunsweet Lighter Bake. Check out their Web site at www.store.sunsweet.com. You can also reach them at Sunsweet Growers Inc., 901 North Walton Ave., Yuba City, CA 95993 or call their Consumer Relations Department at 800-417-2253, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Dear Sun Spots: Rural Community Action Ministry is a community-based social service agency that works with churches and other organizations to assist people in the towns of Litchfield, Monmouth, Wayne, Sabattus, Wales, Greene, Leeds, Turner, Livermore, Canton, Hartford, Sumner and Buckfield. For many years, RCAM has been helping families in need with a variety of programs and projects.

One of them is the holiday program coordinated by RCAM’s Homelessness Prevention Services Committee. The program assists RCAM-area families with limited financial resources who would otherwise be unable to afford holiday gifts.

Those who would like to apply need to contact RCAM directly by calling one of the numbers listed below. Deadline for requests is Nov. 22, but please get requests in as soon as possible. The program is open only to people living in the RCAM service area.

People who would like to donate to this program can do so by contacting us. Help is needed in a number of ways, such as the purchase of new gifts, donations of wrapping paper, tape and gift tags, as well as cash donations.

RCAM is grateful for past donations from all the caring people who have made this program possible. Those wishing to apply for the program or who wish to make donations can reach Rural Community Action Ministry at RCAM, 81 Church Hill Rd., Leeds, ME 04263, or by calling 524-5095, 524-3791 or 224-7505. – Pam Bell, Leeds.

Fudge change: Readers wishing to make the maple walnut fudge featured in the Nov. 15 column should note it contained an incorrect amount of sugar. Sun Spots should have reported that 2 cups of sugar are needed in the recipe.

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