Dear Sun Spots: Catch the wave of hope!

The YWCA of Central Maine is hosting a drive for New Beginnings and our Intervention and Counseling program. Please help support local teens in need by donating gifts of merchandise coupons, baby supplies, household supplies, games, hygiene items, and more. We also have a tree in our front lobby with ornaments that list individual gift suggestions for your convenience. We request that these gifts are new and unwrapped. All donations can be dropped off in the front lobby of the YWCA at any time. If you have any questions or comments, please call Lee at the YWCA at 795-4050 ext. 102. We thank you in advance for your support. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: A reader asked about the Wade figurines for Noah’s Ark. She can buy the complete set for $20 or individually at $2 each at or by writing to Redco Direct Marketing Dept., Redco Foods Inc., 1 Hansen Island, Little Falls, NY 13365. Postage is $5 for $20 or $7 up to $40. – Weston in Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: Volunteers of America is seeking donations of teen-related gift items such as board games, crafts items, video games (all systems), DVDs, MP3 players, CDs, gift cards, sporting equipment, such as basketballs, footballs, bike helmets, skateboards, knee and elbow pads, etc.

Your donations will be used in our youth rewards program as incentives for good citizenship. Please call any staff member to arrange for pick up at 783-4317 or stop by our office at 60 Pine St. in Lewiston. – Dawn Mills, program manager, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding your recent article on skateboarding show at the Balloon Festival: This show is sponsored by Twin City Boarders, located at 199 Main St., in Lewiston. Josh Nagine is the owner of this store and can be reached at 782-7757. – Margarite Spencer, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for T-shirts and sweatshirts that have the name “St. Dominic’s” School on the front. I believe this style is from 10 to 15 years ago. The current style shirts only say “St. Dom’s.” If anyone has one in good condition that they would part with, I would appreciate hearing from them. I am Betty Turgeon and can be reached at 782-7787, [email protected] – Betty Turgeon, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for someone who can repair a porcelain or ceramic doll. I have called a lot of shops, and nobody does it. Can you please help me? – H., Lewiston.

You might consider contacting the following:

Delores Blanchard, Auburn, 782-4853; Dover Doll Clinic, 12 Stark Ave., Dover, N.H. 03820, 603-742-6818; The Doll Connection, 117 Market St., Portsmouth, N.H., 603-431-5030.

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding your response for used hymn books featured in the Nov. 29 column: Thank you. I was so pleased to see it appear so quickly and hopefully will receive them before Christmas. Please let readers know I can be contacted at 782-1807 in Lewiston. – J.R., Lewiston.

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