DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the Jan. 30 Sun Spots about donut cutters from Wayne, you can find them at Mixed Up in Farmington. This is where I found mine. It’s a great cooking store and very helpful.

— Rosie, Jay

ANSWER: Thanks, Rosie! Mixed Up Cookie and Baking Supply is located at 161 Main St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to call before heading over, the number is 207-778-4616.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please let Wayne and your other readers know that the Corn Shop Trading Company in downtown Bridgton carries donut cutters as well as biscuit cutters and a very extensive line of cookie cutters. Please visit us on Facebook to get a good idea of all the thousands of items we carry. At this time of year, we are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and during school vacations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call if we can be of further assistance at 207-647-9090.

— Pam, Bridgton

ANSWER: Oh, I love the Corn Shop! The people are so friendly and I have gotten the best gifts there over the years, including my favorite “Inis: The Energy of the Sea” cologne that’s made in Ireland. The shop is located at 171 Main St.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m reaching out to say thank you to Deb and the other volunteers who took the time to knit many beautiful scarves, hats, and mittens for our Special Olympics Maine athletes! We had a wonderful time at the Winter Games at Sugarloaf Mountain and our athletes were plenty warm and looked quite fashionable. We had about 400 athletes compete this year and were able to give each of them a set of mittens, scarves, and a hat. Thank you so much for your continued support!

For 2020, the colors are black and yellow, and we’ll only need scarves. Thank you to everyone for all your help. We truly do appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into making our Winter Games successful.

— Lauren, no town

ANSWER: Crafting for this cause didn’t begin as an annual project, but the volunteers involved decided to keep it going! The colors used for knitted and crocheted items change every year. Information can be found here:

Receiving these warming items is a highlight for the athletes competing in the games as they are viewed as a show of support and caring. The crafters love creating the items, too as they channel their energy into the yarn, needles, and hooks they are using to make a scarf or other item that they know the athletes will be proud to wear and that will keep them warm.

The crafters can choose their own design and pick the shade in the year’s colors. Volunteers are also encouraged to send a letter along with their scarf. If you’d like to give the athlete the opportunity to write a thank you note, then include a return address as well.

Scarves can be mailed or delivered to Katheryn Wildes, 344 Old Orchard Rd. in Buxton, ME 04093 or to Special Olympics Maine, 125 John Roberts Rd., Suite 5 South Portland, ME 04106. For more information please call 207-929-6237 or 207-879-0489

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