DEAR SUN SPOTS: The West Paris Baptist Church is looking for donations of Lego sets (any size) for a summer activity as an outreach with area children and parents. Please call 462-4416 or email me at
[email protected]
if you have any, and I will arrange to have them picked up. — Sandra, West Paris

ANSWER: Legos have a way of bringing “kids” of all ages together. Let us know how your project goes. It sounds fun!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Poland Football Boosters are having their Spring Craft Fair of 2021 at the Excelsior Grange Hall at 446 Harris Hill Road in Poland on May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We will have over 40 crafters and vendors. Coffee and doughnuts will be served compliments of the local Dunkin’ Donuts. We will also have lunch available for purchase.

We will be COVID-19 compliant so please come out and support your local Tri-Town booster club. For questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]. — Poland Football Boosters, Poland

ANSWER: I’m wishing the Boosters a successful event and reminding everyone that if you can’t get to an event, but want to support different area nonprofits, mail a monetary donation. It’s always welcome.

DEAR SUN SPOTS:  Once again, I’m crowdsourcing for a potential story for publication in the Sun Journal.

This time I want to know about the Dad in your life.

Dads — just like moms — play a special role in our lives. For example, among other things, my dad taught me how to balance a paper cup full of water perfectly on the top of an open door; how to cook (and flip) a giant hamburger over a campfire; how to yodel; and how to sing the Hank Williams song “You’re Cheatin’ Heart” in a lonesome, twangy cowboy voice.

Most importantly, Dad taught me how to tell a really good story.

Tell me what your dad has taught you, whether it’s useful or just fun. Send your thoughts and your phone number (in case we have questions) to writer Karen Schneider at [email protected] by June 1.

Please include you and your dad’s first and last names, your towns and a bit of background about your dad if you’re inspired. A good digital photo of your dad — or you and your dad together — would be great to have. If we get enough submissions, the story will run on Father’s Day! — Karen, no town

ANSWER: This will be a great way to celebrate Dads. It would be awesome to have some kids participate, too, so please encourage any youngsters in your lives to join in.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband and I were at a local restaurant having lunch last week. When it was time to pay the bill, my husband realized he had left his wallet at home. I had $30 dollars in my purse, but we were $7 short. We were trying to explain the situation to the waitress and were so embarrassed when another customer came to our aid. She and the waitress went to the cash register then we saw the woman leave. The waitress came back to our table and told us the woman had paid our entire bill. We were so surprised and promise to pay it forward.—Jean, no town

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name. We won’t use it if you ask us not to. Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected].


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