DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing to thank all the Sun Spot readers for their response to the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration request for planting pots for our perennial sale. We still could use more of all different sizes and we are asking everyone to check their garages for any you may have. These pots can be dropped off at the Anglican Church at 64 Elm St. in Mechanic Falls.

The sale will be held on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Rt. 121 in the parking lot between the old Elms Hotel and the old Marcal Mill. For more information please email [email protected] or call 689-7025  —Nancy, no town

ANSWER: The date of the sale will be here before you know it! If readers have any pots or other appropriate containers that could work to hold a plant, please let Nancy know. I’m thinking that there are several types of recyclable items that could work.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I responded to [email protected] about his plants and haven’t received a response (Apr. 26 Sun Spots). Have any other readers had the same issue? —Suzanne, Auburn

ANSWER: I double-checked the email and it is correct. Give it another try and perhaps this person who is offering free perennials will also see this and get back to you. He/she could be busy out in there in the garden!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a collection of porcelain dolls I want to sell. Is there anyone who would be interested in them? —No name, Leeds

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ANSWER: Because this is a general sort of request, I’m using it as a reminder that the Sun Spots column is not for buying and selling. If you would like to sell an item locally, you can purchase a very-reasonably priced ad through Sun Journal classifieds by calling 784-5411. Other options are to check out Facebook Marketplace and other virtual yard sale sites as well as Craig’s List, and eBay.

If you believe your dolls are antiques or vintage and have some value, you may want to have them appraised by an antique dealer first.

In the Rolodex, I have A Special Place for Dolls in Wales — very near you! This business repairs antique dolls so she may be able to share some good information with you. The number is 375-7255. Readers, if you have ideas or experience in this area, please share your knowledge.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the request for rhubarb recipes in the Apr. 26 Sun Spots, I’d like to share this recipe for rhubarb squares: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch square pan and bake for 15 minutes or until firm.

In a bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup flour. Stir in 2 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb. Spoon mixture over bottom layer. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until set. Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars. —Dave, no town

ANSWER: It sounds delicious!

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