DEAR SUN SPOTS: What would we do without you? You help so many people. I need to find the contact information for obtaining the national parks senior pass for $10 before it goes up to $80 at the end of the month. I bet there are others who would relish this information also. Thanks again for your wonderful work.

—Marion, Greene

ANSWER: U.S. citizens and permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for the Lifetime Senior Pass. It can be purchased at all federal recreation sites for just $10 or you can obtain it online for an extra $10 processing fee at $20 is still a bargain, but you’ll have to hurry! All requests need to be made by August 28th. On the website, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to obtain your pass and all the amazing benefits you’ll have! This is the first time this fee has increased since 1994. If you need more information, you can also contact someone to help you at [email protected] or at 1-888-275-8747.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Members of The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Ransom, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Mechanic Falls are organizing an End of Summer Tithe Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine at the church on 117 Elm St. Parishioners and anyone in surrounding towns are welcome to participate. Vendors will have access to tables with no fee and are asked to tithe 10% of their day’s earnings to our church renovation fund. Coffee and doughnuts will be available along with some super bargains. Anyone interested in having a table or needing more information can contact Beth Bowie, 240-5571.

—Winnie, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rangeley Alumni Association we will be holding its third annual yard sale to benefit the scholarship fund on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2632 Main Street in Rangeley. Donations of goods are needed and will be accepted up to the day of the sale. Call Ann Ladd at 864-5636 for more information. One hundred per cent of the yard sale and upcoming raffle proceeds go toward scholarships. I am a faithful reader of your column and always check it out. Thank you.

 —Ann, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: About a month ago someone from Lisbon was looking for craft material for their group. I recycle my Sun Journals to a disabled vet and cannot look back. Would you please provide me with the name and number of who was looking for such items? Thank you. 

—Doreen, Hartford 

ANSWER: Oh dear! Mrs. Sun Spots searched high and low for that column but couldn’t find it, so it seems you’re not the only one who lost that phone number and information. It appears I need to do a better job with my files! Does anyone remember the Lisbon group that was looking for craft materials? Help!

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