DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston School Nutrition Program will offer a free summer food service program for children. Breakfast and lunch will be served weekdays at the following sites: Kennedy Park, June 21 to Aug. 13; River Valley (Tall Pines), June 14 to Aug. 20; Hillview Apartments, June 14 to Aug. 20; and Camp Smiles, June 21 to Aug. 13.

All meals must be eaten at the site; participants are not allowed to remove food from the parks or playgrounds. On rainy days, the children will be served at the Multi-Purpose Center. No meals will be served July 5.

Free meals are provided for all preschool children to 18 years of age who are attending school. For more information, please contact the Lewiston Public School Nutrition Office at 795-4106. — Kim Austin, food service director

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to know, when your car registration is due, how long do you have to register your car? I met a person on May 31 whose registration was due in March. I reminded them. All they said was that they’d look into it. Today on my way home the car in front of me was due in April. What is the matter with the police department? Don’t they pay attention or can you register your car whenever you feel like it? — No Name, Auburn

ANSWER: While Sun Spots agrees that people should register their vehicles promptly, it is easy to forget. Sun Spots has forgotten herself. In March, the transfer station attendant noticed that Sun Spots’ registration was due the previous August. Of course, this oversight was completely unintentional.

Other people may intentionally delay, but it does not get them anything. Even if they pay six months late, they still have to pay for the entire year. For example, when Sun Spots went in March to pay, she had to pay the full year as if it was the previous August, and then that August she had to pay for another full year.

People used to be able to take advantage of the system, which allowed them to reregister their vehicle for the new month. By delaying for a month or two each year for a few years, they could save a whole year’s worth of fees. The Legislature changed the rules to prevent this abuse.

If the persons you saw are unaware of this change, they will learn of it when they finally get around to renewing their vehicle registration.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Class of 1965 of Leavitt Institute in Turner Center is celebrating its 45th class reunion this year.

We have not been able to locate addresses for the following people: Robert E. Bosquet, Daniel D. Harkins and Bethany Hoffman Anderson. If any of these classmates sees this request or if anyone knows of their mailing addresses, please call me at 946-5500 so that we can send them an invitation.

The celebration will begin with a lunch at the Village Inn Restaurant in Auburn on Aug. 28 at noon, to be followed by a visitation at the old Leavitt Institute building in Turner Center. Reservations need to be made by Aug. 14. — Connie Brown Mower, Greene

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Monmouth Academy will hold its 111th annual alumni reunion on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Monmouth Academy gym. Alumni and guests can come at 10 a.m. for coffee and socializing with classmates.

Lunch, from Hurricane’s Cafe, will be at noon and entertainment will follow. The Class of 1960 will be the honored guests at the event.

Everyone who attended the Academy is welcome to attend, please call me at 784-2568 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations. Note: reservations are required for lunch. — Chriss Wight Hayden

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