DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Sumner Food Bank Committee wants to thank anonymous and named individuals and organizations for donations: Tilton’s Market gives us great pricing on meat products. Lowell Lumber donates lumber, Sheetrock and other finish materials. Local residents and Hope Presbyterian Youth have provided the workforce. We work closely with Good Shepherd Food Bank to stretch our dollars to provide the best value for our customers.

Chris Bragg Construction and David Bragg Construction give us discounted bids on contract work. Steve McGinty donates mowing services and Ben Hampton has planted a garden for the Food Bank. The Town of Sumner, Oxford Hills Food Bank, and RCAM donate funds; the Sumner postal workers collect food items each year. Violet Enman, Ben Hampton and Steve Chesley donate their time to manage the Food Bank deliveries and open hours on first and third Mondays of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Anonymous donors have provided new refrigerators, Thanksgiving meals and funds as needed.

We would also like to thank the Congregational Church of East Sumner for building the addition to house and operate the Sumner Food Bank, and for continued volunteer and financial support. The Food Bank is at 50 Main St. (Route 219) in East Sumner village. Contact us at 388-2610. FMI: Bill 388-2263 or Cyndy 388-2667.

– Cyndy, Sumner

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to hear from the lady who purchased a Tailor sewing machine on July 8 at our garage sale on Rejane Avenue. I have additional parts that go with it, including an extension and sewing feet. – Jane, No town, 754-5383

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there anyone out there who knows of a reel-to-reel tape player I can use? I have a recording on a 7¼-inch reel with Scotch Magnetic tape 150 that I believe can help me with a disability claim with the VA. Thank you. – John, No town, 754-8038

ANSWER: These tape players were in use in the ’80s and may be very tricky to find now with all the advances in technology, but we all know people who hang on to things, do we not? Searching at yard sales, flea markets, and vintage shops might be a good bet, too!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are past the age of using a chain saw and need help with some tree removal. Does anyone in the Minot area do this? Thank you! – No name, no town, 345-3113.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Dixfield Outdoor Market is taking vendor applications for its event with a “block party atmosphere” on Sunday, Aug. 20. Booths for the sale of food, crafts, raffle tickets, etc. measuring 15 by 10 feet are $25. The market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Applications are available at the Dixfield Town office or by calling 357-7007.

ANSWER: This sounds like a lot of fun! A great way to sell and sample local wares and meet up with new people and friends. Let’s hope for some great summer weather!

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