DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking to find white bulbs for ceramic Christmas trees. Thank you.—No name, no town.

ANSWER: Vintage ceramic Christmas trees are still quite popular, though the accessories can be difficult to track down. Usually there is a lamp kit set up on the inside of the tree then the bulbs, which are plastic light bulb shaped pins, are inserted into holes in the tree, allowing the light to shine through the plastic pin bulbs. These trees come in different sizes or may even be homemade, but generally require the same size replacement bulb. These ceramic tree replacement bulbs are available from a brand called Darice through or from the Vermont Country Store (they have a widely distributed catalog around the holiday season), you can make a purchase on their website or request a catalog.

If anyone has these bulbs available locally, please write in to Sun Spots.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Livermore Falls Women’s Club will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Livermore Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will also have a food table with pies, breads, fudge and edibles to tempt the palate. This event is a fundraiser to help support the many charities that this organization supports. We are looking for individuals or organizations who would be interested in earning money for the holidays. An 8-foot table can be reserved for $15 by calling Lucille Lavoie at 207-897-5106. Shop local and we truly appreciate your support.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband lost his Honda CRV car keys somewhere in the Lewiston or Auburn area at Hannaford, Shaw’s or Wal-Mart. There is one Honda car key and two other keys and a Christian medal. Would appreciate if found please call 207-782-6134. Thank you for your help.—No name, Lewiston.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A man came to my house and bought a 3/4 leather coat and I am trying to get in touch. My phone number is 207-783-9059.—Jeanne, Lewiston.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Gather up those doo-hickeys and whatnots that you no longer have need for and help bring a smile to a child on Chester Greenwood Day.

The Franklin County Relay for Life will host a Kid Shop on lower Broadway in Farmington on Chester Greenwood Day, Dec. 3. Your donated knick-knacks can make it possible for a youngster to buy and wrap a gift for Mom and Dad for a price he or she can afford.

To help us make this work, please drop off your small items at Franklin Savings Bank’s branches in Farmington, Wilton, Jay or Rangeley; Kyes Insurance in Farmington; Randy Keach Auto on the Mercer Road in New Sharon; or Ranor Mechanical on Route 4 in Jay.

The 2017 Relay for Life is gearing up for its 19th year Friday, May 19 in downtown Farmington.

Find out more about the Relay by contacting a Relay member at Chester Greenwood Day. You may also visit, Franklin Relay’s Facebook page or contact Lisa Dunham at 207-373-3703 or [email protected]—Anna C. H. Lyon, CFMP.

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