DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Lisbon United Methodist Church located at 14 School St. in Lisbon Falls will once again be holding our Annual Plant and Shrub Sale on Sat.  May 21 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This sale, which also includes a bake sale along with the sale of Rada Cutlery, has become one of our three major fundraisers held each year. Proceeds have supported many local and worldwide organizations.

Among the many local missions supported are LACO and New Beginnings. In the fall we donated over $2,000 to The Tedford Shelter Warm Thy Neighbor Program which provides heating assistance to families in our community. With the rising cost of heating oil, this was a welcomed gift.

Other organizations and events that have benefitted from our fund-raising efforts include providing snacks and school supplies to many students in the Lisbon School System. We have recently donated to UMCOR which provides financial help to those being affected by the Ukraine crisis. We hosted a free pancake and sausage breakfast with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed feeding 35 children and their families, and we recently held a successful blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

 If you have questions or would like to donate to our fundraiser, please call me at 353-2242. —Dawn, Lisbon Falls

ANSWER: Thank you all for the work you do to make these fund-raisers so beneficial to the community. You’re doing a fantastic job!


DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a free collection of about 50 record albums that have very well kept with all their jackets. There are opera records, classical, Lawrence Welk, Ed Sullivan Theater, and more collected from the 1950’s up until cassette tapes took over. These albums are free but would need to be picked up. Please call 713-6417. Thank you, Sun Spots for all your articles and helpful hints. —Pamela, no town

ANSWER: What a great collection this is! If you don’t receive calls or have some albums left over, you may want to consider contacting a facility where those with memory loss are cared for. Let us know what happens!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you have anyone in your marvelous Rolodex that improves home videos which are very dark and grainy? —Marilyn, Leeds

ANSWER: Photo Finish are the experts I rely on for these types of requests. The staff there is very helpful and will be able to make some recommendation for any of your photo and video needs. The store is located at the Auburn Mall (across from Claire’s at Suite #9007). Contact them at 783-3354.

You can also check out their services at where there is an email form and someone will get back to you.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband wants to thank the person who paid for his drive-through order at McDonald’s in Rumford on Apr. 25. Your thoughtfulness is so appreciated and you are a gift from God that you cared to pay for his order. Thank you so much. We will pay it forward as you did. —No name, Rumford

ANSWER: This is a perfect example of how such a small gesture can make someone’s day.

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