DEAR SUN SPOTS: Who wants a free set of bunk beds and new mattresses?

We are in the process of moving some of our rooms around and a bedroom is going to become a sewing room. This means that the sturdy (Moosehead furniture?) bunk bed set needs to be given a new home. We intended to have extra sleeping space for visiting family, but it was seldom used, so the new mattresses can be included if desired.
It will need to be removed by a couple of strong people who can disassemble it and transport it. We hope someone can use it for home or camp.

Please call ahead to make arrangements: 897-3171. — No name, Jay

ANSWER: I’m sure someone can use these beds! Thank you for your generosity.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I may be able to help the Lewiston reader who is looking for someone to iron clothes. My phone number is 784-6312. — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The new Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Store in Augusta needs volunteers for processing donations and sales help. We also need to fill team lead positions and display associates. Check out our Facebook Page!
The nonprofit store also is looking for black plastic pants and shirt hangers.  To become a Thrift Store volunteer, call (207) 330-9390. — Sharon, Augusta
ANSWER: Androscoggin Hospice Thrift Stores (there’s one in Auburn, also) are run almost entirely by volunteers, according to androscoggin.org. Volunteers are essential to the success of the stores and responsible for the welcoming environment for both donors and shoppers. Proceeds support patient care in our community. Last year, Androscoggin provided more than $1.5 million in free care to uninsured and underinsured patients and families, according to the website.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Minot Moonshiners Snowmobile Club will host a Fall Open House & Snowmobile/ATV Swap on Sunday, Nov. 7, at our clubhouse on Route 119 in West Minot. Buy, sell or swap any snowmobile, or ATV-related items. There will be several demonstrations of basic snowmobile maintenance.

This event begins at 10 a.m., refreshments will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn more about our trails and the advantages of joining a snowmobile club. New members welcome. Call Wayne at 207-713-8292 if you have questions. — Wayne, Minot

ANSWER: It’s time to think about winter sports, and snowmobiling is one of the favorites in Maine. The growing network of trails throughout Maine, and extending beyond our borders into Canada and New Hampshire, is the product of a cooperative program between snowmobile clubs, municipalities, private landowners and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, according to the Maine Snowmobile Association. Volunteers of 280+ MSA clubs work throughout the year to keep the snowmobile trail system open, marked and groomed for everyone’s enjoyment. You can support the MSA and the club in your hometown or sledding area with your annual membership dues. Contact the club directly for membership information or use the membership form found at www.mesnow.com/MSACLUBS.html

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