DEAR READERS: I want to remind all readers to help celebrate Sun Spots’ 50th birthday! Has Ms. Sun Spots helped you find something, solve a problem, gotten in touch with a long-lost friend or relative, or given you information that was especially helpful?

What do you like most about the column? How has Ms. Sun Spots helped YOU over the years? If you could ask Ms. Sun Spots anything, what would it be?

I’ll use your letters, mix in my own recollections, and build a featured story that will appear in a Sunday edition in December.

Send in your favorite Sun Spots moments to the email or mailing address at the end of the column. Be sure to include your first name, town, and your email address or phone number in case I need to get in touch with you.

The deadline is Nov. 22. I’m looking forward to hearing from you! — Sun Spots

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Back by popular demand, the Fairbanks Union Church at 583 Fairbanks Road in Farmington is offering the Christmas Decorations Sale once again.


The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be three rooms full of Christmas items. This year there will be a table of new and gently used items for gifting as well. We will gladly accept donations. For more information, call Elena at 778-4349 or Celia at 778-2420. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Deacon’s mission and outreach fund.

Thank you for helping us spread the word. — Cindy, Farmington

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The United Methodist Church of Auburn is holding a Fall Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Church is located at 439 Park Ave. in Auburn.

Items include toys, books, white elephant items and crafts. The “Country Store” will be selling beans, mac and cheese, chili, homemade meatballs, cole slaw and homemade donuts. — Cheryl, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The St. Rose Annual Christmas Fair will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 1 Church St. in Jay on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicken pot pies, fish chowder and home baked goods will be sold and over 100 items will be raffled off. Mark your calendars! — Yvonne, Jay

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The First Congregational Church of South Paris at 17 E. Main St. is holding their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come join us for our fabulous popovers, browse our food and craft tables, have the little ones visit with Santa, and buy a chance to win a Christmas quilt, a gift basket filled with coupons and area crafts, and a beautifully crafted wagon. Children can shop for gifts for the adults in their lives at our twenty-five cent table.

Enjoy a cup of soup with bread, coleslaw and dessert. Popovers are served from 9 to 10 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We hope you will join us! — Susan, no town

ANSWER: There are holiday fairs everywhere this weekend and I will be out and about participating. There is quite a selection of places to go and it’s impossible to resist.

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