Dear Sun Spots: As you and column readers can see and feel, spring is in the air! I’m sure everyone is beginning to spring clean in anticipation of longer sunnier days. If any of you have items you no longer want during your cleaning, we’d love to have your donations for a fundraising garage sale.

My 16-year-old grandson, Daniel Poulin, is trying to make enough money to go to Australia with the People to People program and this, or any donations and sponsors, would assist him with his fundraising.

The garage sale will be held about the third week in April, and funds and applications need to be submitted by the last week in April. We would need donations by the first week in April so we can hold the sale about two weeks later.

Daniel is a hard worker and very involved in community projects.
Prior to his leaving, he will be doing an Eagle Scout project at Briggs Cemetery as soon as the snow is gone.

The work will include filling in graves that have sunk, erecting stones, and locating veterans’ stones or places where they may be buried. He’s a Boy Scout in New Auburn’s Troop 13. He is also a student at Edward Little High School.

People to People is an educational program that promotes enhancing international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. It was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Tolerance and mutual understanding are central themes.

Anyone wishing to help sponsor my grandson, or donate to his garage sale fundraiser, may reach me at 784-0656 or 29 Rita Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. – Edith Lemieux, Lewiston.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, your grandson might consider contacting [email protected] who has submitted the following inquiry:

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for Cubs and Boy Scouts’ groups in the Lewiston/Sabattus area that would be interested in doing a spring community project.

It involves building a small walking bridge and fixing the trail. We could have a cookout. If interested please e-mail me at [email protected] – Litchfield reader.

Dear Sun Spots: I have some of last year’s calendars to give away if anyone would like to have them for a craft project. You would have to pick them up. I may be reached at 345-9056 after 9 a.m. – Natalie Taylor, Mechanic Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there anyone interested in LP records from the 1960s plus classical music? Also, is anyone interested in a record player to play the records? Please call me at 524-3191. – Astrid, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I have had really good results in asking and receiving material for my projects, which have included rag pocket books and lap quilts for the elderly. If anyone has any scraps they don’t need I could sure use them. I may be reached at 64-3066. Thanks for any assistance. – Ruthann LeBlanc, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: Ruth L. might be interested in the chocolate macaroon cake recipe that was in the Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, Sun Spots column. It was from the Pillsbury Co., which is the one the original cake mix came from.

I will print the recipe for you, if you need it, but I figured it might be easier for Sun Spots to check the archives. Thanks. – Ginger Patterson, Mexico.

In addition to responses from readers, unfortunately the microfiche system is currently down so Sun Spots is unable to locate this recipe. However, the reader seeking this recipe might check out the archives, available to the public, at the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries.

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