Dear Sun Spots: The Reunion Committee for the class of 1969 Livermore Falls High School is planning our 40th class reunion on Aug. 29 at Maple Lane Golf Course. There are several people we were unable to locate and we are hoping someone could help us find them so we may send them an invitation.

They are: Patty Keene, Darlene Bryant Morris, Bradley Chandler, Pam Bowen Sevengney, Pauline Goulette Thiberge, Donna Kennedy Wright and Albert Emmons.

If anyone could help us with a phone number or an address we would be grateful. If anyone else from the class of 1969 did not receive an invitation please call or e-mail me and I will gladly send one to you. My phone number is 207-897-3004 and my e-mail address is [email protected] I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of my former classmates. — Dennis Coombs, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I have an antique violin and I would like to know its value. Is there any one in Maine I could take it to? Thank you. — No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots suggests contacting Cyr Auction Co. in Gray at 657-5253, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to see if they would be able to help. They offer free appraisals unless you need a written estimate for insurance purposes.

You may also want to contact Frost Gully Violins in Freeport. They “specialize in the consultation, restoration, appraisal and sale of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows.” Located at 457 U.S. Route 1, it offers verbal appraisals for $35 and written appraisals for $50. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.frostgullyviolins.com or call 865-0818. 

Dear Sun Spots: The town of Dixfield is preparing for its annual Dixfield Main Street Outdoor Market. The date is Sunday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., rain or shine. As always, there will be the extensive market with booths offering all manner of products and much delicious food up and down Main Street and in the bank and Town Office parking lots.

Booth space is still available and a space 10 by 15 feet costs $15. Applications may be picked up at Log Cabin Craftworks. For more information call 562-8816, Tuesday through Saturday.

Special features of the day include road races starting from the gazebo at the Village Green, a 5K at 9 a.m. and a youth fun run at 9:30 a.m. Participants may preregister for a small fee by calling Paul Jones at 562-7172 or at the gazebo from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. on the 16th. Prizes will be awarded.

In the afternoon, the gazebo will be filled with the vocalizations of Dixfield’s Sammie Angel. The Historical Society will have an open house, a flower show and a saddlery exhibit. All are welcome to participate. There is no admission fee to the public. Thank you for the opportunity to extend our invitation. — Norine Clarke, Dixfield.

Dear Sun Spots: The Congregational Church of East Sumner will hold a barbecue on Aug. 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. with games and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu will include chicken, hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, beans, salads and drinks. The cost is $10 adult; $5 under 10; or $25 for a family. Tarps will be set up to provide cover, sun or rain. For more information, call Paula or Joe at 388-2089. — No Nam, No Town.

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