Dear Sun Spots: Writers! Survivors! Let your voices be heard.

We are looking for your short essays and stories, poetry, black-and-white photographs and other original works for including in “Stone Soup for the Survivor’s Spirit.”

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center is publishing our spring edition of this newsletter, shortly. It is created by survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse.

“Stone Soup for the Survivor’s Spirit” is a forum for the voices of survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their allies to share their feelings, thoughts, memories and insights. The next edition will be published in April as one of our many projects during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Please submit short essays, stories, poetry, black and white photographs and any other original works for inclusion in this publication. Submissions must be received by March 16, and must include the name and contact information for the author/creator.

We reserve the right to edit submissions as deemed necessary for space and content reasons. While acknowledging possible confidentiality and safety concerns, every effort will be made to contact authors/creators whose work is edited. Please include information regarding the safest way to leave a message should we need to contact you with editing concerns.

Submissions without name and contact information cannot be considered for the newsletter. However, you may specify that you wish to identify yourself with first name or initials in the publication.

Please send mail to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, P.O. Box 6, Auburn, ME 04210.

You can also e-mail your submissions to [email protected]

Please remember to include your contact information. To find out more information about this newsletter, please phone Sarah at SACC 784-5272m ext, 104. – Sarah in Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Hello, Sun Spots folks, I am hoping to pick up canning jars from anyone doing some spring cleaning this year. If you have some that you would like to see disappear, please contact Bethany at 754-6001 or e-mail [email protected] Thank you! – Bethany, Temple.

Dear Sun Spots: I recently purchased some yarn at Marden’s, and unfortunately, I still need two balls for the project I am making. It is Red Heart Jiffy, Color 360, Lot 29004. If anyone has any of this I could buy from you, phone me at 364-8398. Thank you. – No Name, Mexico.

In addition to responses from readers, previous writers have had some success in locating this brand name in their local Wal-Mart store. You might also consider checking with them to see if you have any success.

Dear Sun Spots: I hope to give away six Pack-O-Fun craft books from 1974 if someone can use them.

I also have a lot of new ones in the packages with 10-inch zippers, metal, closed on both ends. They are from the 1940s and were for the sides of a lady’s dress but are good for fabric handbags.

And, thirdly, about two years ago someone was looking for a Veg-O-Matic. I have one in its original box, if she still wants one. I may be reached at 15 N. Buckfield Road, Buckfield, ME 04220-4534. – Annette Savage, Buckfield.

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding the reader seeking doll shows here in Maine (Sun Spots inquiry Feb. 26): In addition to the information given in the answer, I would like to add that there will be dolls available at the Auburn Mall Craft Fair being held at the mall on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and April 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in renting space and tables can contact the Auburn Mall office, 550 Center St., Auburn, ME 04210. – Sterling Hinkley, No Town.

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