DEAR SUN SPOTS: Perhaps your second letter in Saturday’s paper is looking for a military ID. If so, she can go to Camp Keyes in Augusta or call it at 207-430-5914. Also, she can call the superintendent of shipbuilding at Bath at 207-442-2773 for hours of operation. You do an excellent job of providing resources to your readers. — Dave.

RESPONSE: This Sun Spots column is much more thorough and made more interesting when our readers contribute to answering the queries we receive by sharing their knowledge and information. Thank you for writing to us. In addition to receiving these two letters, Sun Spots also heard from a co-worker that the person was probably seeking a military ID.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to my plea for decorations for the seniors living at the Roak Block on Main Street in Auburn, I just want to thank you to all the great people who gave decorations.

We were given lots of lovely items and met some very, very nice people. One couple came with some of their snowman collection that we put up right away to admire and love. One man bought us six boxes of lights, plus he gave much more. Thank you to all.

We want to invite everybody to come see our decorations and trees when we get everything up. We would be proud and happy to show you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We hope you all have a beautiful holiday season like we will have. By the way, thanks to Sun Spots — it never lets me down. — Leta and the other appreciative Roak Block residents.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: There is no denying that winter is headed our way as well as the holiday season. Now, more than ever, we have students and families with less than their fair share to celebrate. Please find it in your heart and conscience to share deeply over the coming cold, dark months.

At Lewiston High School, The Store Next Door Project hopes to touch 100 local students with some comfort and caring. Please join us in this worthwhile endeavor in one or more ways: financial contributions (checks can be made out to LHS Store Next Door), gift cards to all local grocery stores and merchants, City Link bus passes, Flagship Cinemas movie tickets and food passes, gas gift cards, new groceries, and new socks, bras and underwear of all shapes and styles.

Additionally, we are in dire need of new boots and sneakers to keep our young friends warm and toasty. We are also hosting an Angel Tree in the LHS main office if you prefer to shop directly for a student or two.

Please call us directly to find out how to best support our students and families experiencing homelessness and high mobility at Mary 207-795-4190 ext. 2214 or [email protected] or Meg at 207-795-4190 ext. 2215 or [email protected] The saying “It takes a village” has never been more apt.

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