DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Canton Park & Trail group has scheduled our Annual Plant Sale for May 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Heritage Park on Route 108 in Canton.

Perennial plants will be sold and proceeds will help with maintaining or special needs of the Whitney Brook Trail and Heritage Park. We welcome any donations of plants or plant pots. Jolene can be reached at 597-2168 for donations or more information. — Becky, Canton

ANSWER: This reminder is for those who have plants and plant pots to share. And don’t forget to write the date of the sale on your calendar!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Wales Presbyterian Church Women’s Group will hold a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 668 Pond Road/Route 132 in Wales. For more information or to donate items (no clothing), please contact Cheryl Foss at 754-2926 or Susan Bisson at 754-4185. — Susan, Monmouth

DEAR SUN SPOTS: There was a list in Sun Spots recently of washer/dryer repair places in the area. I didn’t need this information then but now I do! — Carolyn, no town

ANSWER: In the Rolodex, I have Affordable Appliance Co. Inc. in Lewiston at 754-4377, Brown’s Appliance Service in Auburn at 212-3444, and Wayne’s Appliance Service in Turner at 754-6521. Good luck!


DEAR SUN SPOTS: We have a need for children’s books and are hoping that Sun Spotters will be willing to donate to families in need in our community with young children. Books are needed for children from infants to teenagers.

Please drop off books at the Auburn United Methodist Church at 439 Park Ave. or contact the church office at 782-3972. — George, Auburn

ANSWER: Thank you for this effort to get books to children. There are families who cannot afford books or do not have transportation or time to get to the library. And of course, every child loves having books of their very own to page through and read again and again.

I hope many books come in for you to distribute and if you need volunteers to help, let me know and I’ll spread the word!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was in Walmart on the evening before Mother’s Day with my granddaughter. As we were leaving the store with our few groceries, an older gentleman approached us and gave us both bouquets of flowers that I had just seen him purchase. He tipped his hat and said to me, “Happy Mother’s Day!” and to my granddaughter, he said, “Joy to you also!” We were very surprised and touched.

Yesterday my granddaughter, who works part time in a retirement home in the dining room, took her flowers to work and divided them among some of the residents. I was so proud of her for thinking of doing that. She said she wanted to “share the love.” — Anna, Litchfield

ANSWER: What a beautiful story. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

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