DEAR SUN SPOTS: On May 11 I lost a gold hoop earring when I left the dentist’s office at Great Falls Plaza. It could be somewhere on the fourth floor, in the elevator, or in the parking lot outside. If you happen to find it, please call me at 784-7569. — No name, no town

ANSWER: Let us know when your earring is found! Over the years Sun Spots has helped many readers with finding their lost jewelry and other items.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In the May 9 Sun Spots, I made a mistake on my phone number for the Sumner Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser. It should be 388-2981. Please change that for us. Thanks for all the good you do for your readers. — Wilda, no town

ANSWER: You got it. Here is the whole announcement in full with the phone number change: The Sumner Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Annual Yard, Bake and Plant Sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sumner Fire Station, Route 219.

Besides yard sale, baked goods and plants there will be raffle baskets. All proceeds will benefit the Fire Department.

If anyone has items they would like to donate, please call Lucy at 388-2824, Gail at 674-5522, or Wilda at 388-2981. They are not accepting old TVs, computers, or large appliances.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Annual Strawberry Festival and Baked Bean Supper featuring strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream will be held Saturday, June 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the West Bowdoin Baptist Church at 54 West Road in Bowdoin.

The dinner is sponsored by the church’s Mission Circle. Donations of $12 per adult and $6 for children 12 and under are requested. Preschool-age children and under are free. For information, call Gail at 353-2567 or Melanie at 353-2446. — Melanie, West Bowdoin

ANSWER: Yummy! It’s exciting to think that it’s nearly strawberry time! Enjoy your special celebration.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin will offer in-person tutor training. The 10-hour workshop will be held June 15 and 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston.

We also have a need for English Conversation Partners and will hold a two-hour virtual training in June, with the date to be determined to fit the schedule of the participants.

We have many adults waiting for help who are requesting in-person lessons and have a critical need to work on their education to improve their lives. Those who are 21 years and older, have at least a 12th grade reading level, are patient, organized and a good listener can be a literacy volunteer. Registration is required.

For information call 753-6658, or email Details can also be found on our website at – Tahlia, director of Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin, Lewiston

ANSWER: I’ll post this a couple times and hope your needs there will be filled quickly and efficiently!

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