Dear Sun Spots: For those of you who are asking how to help someone celebrate Christmas this year, know that there are more than 100 tags on the Giving Tree displayed at the Sabattus Regional Credit Union. Please pick up a tag or two, shop for the items, wrap up the gifts and return them by Dec. 16, either to the credit union or to the Dominican Sisters’ convent, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. This would be a great help to Loaves and Fishes, a program dedicated to serving the less fortunate of the area. For more information, do not hesitate to call me at 375-8399. I sincerely thank our volunteer Tina for heading this project, the credit union staff members for their partnership in this endeavor, and Sun Spots for the constant service to the community at-large. Thank you so much. – Sister Lucille Fournier, Sabattus.

Sun Spots is blushing here, Sister, and hoping readers will be happy to assist your program during this wonderful Christmas season. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, peaceful and meaningful holiday season.

Dear Sun Spots: Would any local churches have extras or old hymn books that they could donate to a group of dedicated ministries who visit our nursing home every Sunday. We need between 15 and 20 copies. The following are the most popular songs that our residents enjoy singing:

Hymns from the “Hymns for the Family of God,” published by Paragon Associates, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.

Also, our residents love: “At the Cross;” “In The Garden;” “How Great Thou Art;” “Amazing Grace;” “Battle Hymn of the Republic;” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “America the Beautiful.”

This would be an awesome gift to give them for Christmas, from those very appreciative residents. I will pick up and send a big thank you signed by all the residents and staff. Thanks a million. – No Name, No Town.

You might consider contacting which appears to carry the “Hymns for the Family of God.” You can reach them at 1-800-247-4784; product assistance 1-800-922-3462 or by mail at Christian Book Distributors, P.O. Box 7000, Peabody, MA 01961-7000.

Dear Sun Spots: I had a response to a previous inquiry for green tomato mince meat from a nurse in Dixfield. She was interested in the figurines for her sister. We didn’t connect. I was hoping she’d call this year, but no such luck so far. I’m sure we can work something out again. I can be reached at 824-0115, most any time.

I’d like to also wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Your loyal reader. – Gerald Loring, Bethel.

Dear Sun Spots: To the reader looking for Daniel O’Donnell’s CDs (Sun Spots request Monday): The Beautiful Music Co. puts out seven or eight of his CDs and one is of his new wife, Majella, singing at least two duets with Daniel. It is number 1174D with $3.95 for shipping and handling. It is called Majella O’Donnell.

Daniel’s others are on CDs, DVDs and at least two on cassette. Several of his PBS specials are on VHS and video. They can be reached at: The Beautiful Music Co., 320 Main St., Northport, NY 11768-9846 or online at

They have a money-back guarantee if not satisfied and I’ve taken advantage of this with no questions asked. – Barbara Harris, Minot.

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