Dear Sun Spots: The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club would like to thank the residents and local businesses for their contributions to the Literacy to Kids Projects in South East Asia. To name a few who have been contributors for the past five years, we would like to give special thanks to: Filebuster Document Solutions, Hahnel Brothers, Pioneer Plastics, Central Maine Distributors, Butler Brothers, Flooring Systems, UMA, Lewiston Public Library, Auburn Public Library, Hannaford, Staples Office Supply, KVCC, the Brunswick Public Library and many others of you who have been so helpful to our cause. Please accepts this as our grateful thanks to the many of you. We would also like to give a special thanks to the Auburn Rotary Club for their more than generous support of these worthwhile projects.

Our first project was to build a public library servicing 27,000 indigent students and the general poor population. This project turned out to be a wonderful and successful project. We know this current project will be a successful project as well. What a wonderful feeling we share in giving hope to many thousands through the gift of literacy. The key to the gateway of success can be found in a book. This project will be completed by April. Our grateful thanks to everyone who has contributed to this world peace project. And, please note you still have time to give your no longer needed books or computers to this worthwhile cause. And, believe it or not, we could still use any encyclopedia sets that are no longer of use but would serve our children in Asia. The drop-off point is Filebusters, 95 Lisbon Road, Lisbon, next to Floor Systems. Please phone first at 514-0265. Alternatively, if you need a pickup, phone Ed Plourde at 782-0194 or Gary Kennedy at 582-3339. – Gary Kennedy, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Like so many readers we also thank you for your helpful column. Never miss it!

My husband builds children’s wagons and other toys as well as picnic tables. Our saw sharpening man retired. We need various lawn mower blades sharpened on a regular basis, also seasonally, in our Franklin County area. Thank you. – Faithful Reader in Avon.

Thanks to Karen at Ware-Butler Inc. in Livermore Falls, who says you should contact Smitty’s Sharpening Service in Fayette at 685-4134. In turn, Smitty left a message for Sun Spots advising her that those interested in having blades sharpened, should leave them in the drop-off box on his front deck. Please be sure to include your contact information so he can call you. There is a price list and other paperwork in the box that should also help you when placing your request. If you need more information, Smitty would be happy to chat with you. You can call him at the number above.

Dear Sun Spots: The Edward Little High School class of 1957 is planning a 50-year reunion for the weekend of Aug. 18. We are unable to locate the following classmates: Jean Beck Freeman, Marlene Caron Lamontagne, Susan Douglass Nelson, Alice Eastman, Arlene Fifield Stephenson, Raymond Filion, Aline Gagnon Dixon, Lucille Guay Albrecht, Esther Hardy Young, Constanct Houle LaMarche, Alberta Lariviere, Janice Marble Pulsifer, Marilyn Marshall Cross, Germaine Ouellette Ridley, William Rinaldi, Joan Snowman Schilling, Thomas Trufant, Carol Webster Davis and Barbara Witas Sturgis.

If you know where any of the above classmates live, please contact Barbara Sanderson Pelletier at 782-2396.

Anyone who was in the class of 1957 but did not graduate, is also very welcome to attend. – Barbara Sanderson Pelletier, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Once in a great while I hear of a place in Augusta where you can take your children but one must have an appointment. I never have a pencil to write the phone number down and I’m not sure if it’s a place that does crafts or art. – No Name, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots checked around and unfortunately does not have enough information to try and locate this. Perhaps you can provide a little more information to the column, such as where you saw or heard this so Sun Spots can try and locate it for you. At the moment, Sun Spots does not have enough information to research this for you.

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