DEAR SUN SPOTS: Has the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club established a date and location for the collection of documents to be shredded this fall? — Brian, no town

ANSWER: The Rotary opted not to hold a fall shredding event this year. Their next document shredding event will be held in the spring and is scheduled for April 29 from 9 a.m. until noon at John F. Murphy Homes in Auburn. The chairperson for the event will keep us posted as the time grows closer.

If any readers know of upcoming shredding events in the area, or a location where document shredding happens on a regular basis, please let me know. Some financial institutions schedule times when their customers can bring in their documents to be securely shredded and disposed of, so ask if this service is provided.

 DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Thursday morning, Sept. 1, my dad was in a bad bicycle accident near Stevens’ Mills and Hotel roads in Auburn. A couple of people stopped and helped him until the ambulance arrived and spoke to my mother on the phone. She wasn’t able to get their names.

My mother and I want those people to know how incredibly grateful we are that they helped him. All of this would have been even worse if he had been alone in that scary, stressful few moments before the EMTs arrived. I would love to be able to thank them in person or speak to them somehow. My dad is doing much better now and is improving every day! — Ellen, no town

ANSWER: I’m so glad your dad is healing and that good Samaritans were on the scene to care for him in his moment of need. Three years ago I was in an auto accident and a few women walking their dogs together immediately came to my aid without hesitation. I don’t know what I would have done without their kind assistance.

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If the people who helped Ellen’s dad that day read this and wish to reach out to her so she can talk with you, please write to Sun Spots and I’ll get you in touch.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there any hair salons in the Lewiston-Auburn area where I can donate long silver hair to someone who could use it? I have a foot-long ponytail and I’m thinking about cutting it. — Patricia, no town

ANSWER: There’s a nonprofit organization in Maine that can help you with this. Hair Matters will assist you with making an appointment to cut your hair at one of their participating salons or if you opt to go with your own stylist, the organization can receive your beautiful silver pony tail by mail at 37 Ocean St., South Portland, ME 04106 c/o Debra Porter at Hair Matters.

If a salon associated with Hair Matters provides the finished cut, they request that the donor client shampoo, but not condition, and thoroughly dry their hair before the scheduled appointment. The charge for donation and finished cut is $25.

Hair should be a minimum of 8 inches long. Instructions are on the website. Contact Hair Matters at https://www.hairmatters2me.org, [email protected], or call 216-1016 for more information.

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