DEAR SUN SPOTS: The time for high school graduation is near and there are homeless graduates who cannot afford to buy a cap and gown. Do any of the high schools have a plan for reusing the caps and gowns? We did that several years ago with our daughter’s. Thank you. — E.E. via email

ANSWER: Sun Spots didn’t find any mention of reusing caps and gowns, but it’s an excellent idea. Maybe previous grads could offer up theirs?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can you tell me what year Gov. Paul LePage graduated from Lewiston High School? He is not listed in the LHS Alumni directory, and his Web page only states that he graduated from LHS. Several people have asked me if he was in their graduating class.

Also, can you tell us if he was a “traditional” full-time student, or did he graduate via adult education or night-school classes? Thank you for your help. — J.M., Sabattus

ANSWER: Sun Spots finally got an answer to this question with help from political reporter Steve Mistler. He said that according to LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett, LePage graduated in 1967. She could not say if he was a traditional student or not. Time to break out the yearbooks!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lewiston High School Class of 1961 will hold its 50th reunion on the weekend of Sept. 10. The reunion weekend will include a golf event on Friday, Sept. 9, and a gathering and cookout on Saturday, Sept. 10, at a classmate’s home on the Androscoggin River in Greene, and a breakfast on Sunday morning at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center Culinary Arts facility on the LHS campus.

Of the 385 members of the LHS Class of 1961, there is no current contact information for the following:

Claire Bannister Hebert, Sandra Bell St. Laurant, Lionel Berube, Robert L. Berube, Helen Blais, Diana Brown Crowley, Jeannine Bouchard Mullen, Fernande Bussiere Morse, Richard Buteau, Richard R. Caron, Pauline Cecil McDonald, Rodney C. Chadburn, Roland J. Champagne, Betrand P. J. Chouinard, Carol Bolduc Coffin, Susan A. Conley, Rose Marie Corey Eberling, Doris J. Cote, Mary Ann Couturier Leger, Pauline A. Cyr Jacques, Gerald W. Davis, Paul G. Dion, Carol Dowling Buteau, Mary G. Dufour, Constance E. Dumais, William E. Fahey, Dawn V. Fisher, Jane Finch Ray, Dolores Fournier Newman, James W. Foss, Eva E. Gagne, Pamela Gervais Tunis, Patricia A. Guevin, Philip A. Guerette, Betty L. Hallowell Bonney, Edward E. Hamlin, Glenn C. Harvey, Theresa Hebert Kerrigan, Barbara Hodgkins Goodwin, Robert LaPlante, Paul A. Levasseur, Raymond N. Landry, Robert P. Levesque, Raymond R. Lessard, Sandra L. Lounsbury, Eugene C. Parker, Louise C. Peigne, Maurice Pelletier, John P. Petroulis, Constance Poulin Campbell, Jeanne P. Poulin, Jeannine J. Poulin Cloutier, Renard C. Poulin, Charles Rancourt, Venise Rancourt Mitchell, Richard M. Morin, Brian Murch, Jill V. Rosenzweig, Richard H. Roy, Barbara J. Russell McKee, Doris Sevigny Featherstone, Mary P. Short, Ann E. Therrien Matson, Rose M. Thompson, Richard Valle, Michael Woodard, Helen Mickalide Upchurch, Marion S. Whittemore, Richard R. Williams, Eric B. Windischopper, John L. Woodsome and Richard W. Worchester.

If readers have information on any the missing classmates, please contact me. — Rosemarie Levesque Goodwin, Lewiston, 754-1431, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Edward Little Class of 1951 will be celebrating its 60th class reunion on Sunday, June 26, at Lost Valley in Auburn. Festivities will start at 11 a.m. for a social get-together and light brunch, photos and class meeting followed by a dinner.

Although most classmates have been notified, we had a few notices returned with address unknown and are hoping someone might have a current address. These include Marvin M. Beckerman, Vivian Berube Morrisette, John Higgins Rice and Keith R. Allen.

Please call Barbara at 782-0509 or Earl at 946-4961 with any information. Thank you. — Barbara Hurley Bouchard, Lewiston

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