DEAR SUN SPOTS: My daughter has a beautiful prom dress she wore 10 years ago. I seem to remember a program that was offering prom dresses free to high school girls but cannot seem not find anything about it.

Can you help me? I would like to donate the dress to this type of project locally if they have one. Thanks. — Louise via email

ANSWER: Several groups have performed this service in the past, including one that helps homeless teens at Lewiston High School. Hopefully they will let Sun Spots know if they are doing so again this year.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a friend who has retired and is looking for smaller craft shows to do locally. I know in the past you’ve had many requests for people to participate in the local shows, but because I do the bigger shows, I haven’t paid much attention.

Have you, by any chance, kept a list of those seeking exhibitors in local craft shows that have appeared in your column? Seems to me I remember at least one nursing home, and a couple of churches who hold events every year. Thank you. — Betty Snowman, [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots doesn’t keep a master list. Even if she knew what groups might be holding sales, she needs them to inform her of the current date and time and other information.

To find upcoming shows, you can search sunjournal.com, keep an eye on the Check It Out calendar and of course read Sun Spots every day. The next letter is about just such a sale.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Friends of Greene Central School (parent and teacher group) is hosting a spring yard sale on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are offering the opportunity for community members to rent a space to sell their own yard sale or craft items, and we are accepting donated items to be sold by Friends of Greene Central School.

All money raised is used to support the students and staff of Greene Central School by hosting free activities for the students and helping to fulfill teachers’ classroom wish lists and allow them to better teach our children. — [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you to those in our community who responded to my request for valentines for the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council. The messages and personal signatures delighted them and those of us present when they opened them.

We all enjoyed the boost it gave these hard-working, deserving teens. There was even one signed “We are new residents.”

The teens are working on an upcoming project. Watch for it in the papers and try to attend the event. — Jeanne Raymond, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding Peg’s request for a Weight Watchers point guide book (Feb. 20), it can be purchased at the Auburn Weight Watchers Center. The cost is $10. She doesn’t need to join to purchase the book. — No Name via email

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have 15 egg cartons that I have saved and now find I have lost the number for the person I gave them to in the past. Would anyone be interested in having them? I don’t mind saving them for an egg farmer in the area. Please email me. — Stephanie, [email protected]

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