DEAR SUN SPOTS: Mexico Congregational Church, UCC, the “Green Church” at  163 Main St., will hold its Annual Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale will be held in the dining room, with two entrances on Mitchell Street, one has an elevator to the lower level.

The sale will feature baked goods as well as puzzles, books, household goods and other useful items at reasonable prices. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a handmade quilt with the winning ticket drawn at the church’s Christmas Fair on Nov. 4. A raffle calendar will also be sold for daily drawings that will be held daily from Nov. 24 to Dec. 22. The calendar has valuable gift certificates from businesses throughout western Maine.

Thank you so much — I learn something new from Sun Spots every day! — No name, Mexico

ANSWER: I like the way you have tied your two events together — that’s some savvy marketing there! I know it is only the beginning of summer, but giving folks something to look forward to and put on their calendars for that busy holiday time is smart thinking.

Be sure to update us again in the fall, and let us know how this summer sale pans out!


DEAR SUN SPOTS: Fairbanks Union Church, at 583 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, will be hosting another gigantic Two-Day Yard Sale on June 16 and 17. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.  There will be no early birds and donations are being accepted.

Please call 778-3808 or 778-2420 for more information. All proceeds of this sale go to the Deacons Mission Projects where all the money goes back into the community.

You have been so helpful to our small church community and we are very grateful for all you do for us.

ANSWER: I’m always happy to help. It is not only my job, but also my pleasure. Thank you all for the work you do to pull these fundraisers together. It take hard work, organization and dedication.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is for all the “boys and girls” from the Rumford High School  Class of ’78! Our 45th reunion is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 49 Franklin in Rumford!

Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m., followed by a wonderful buffet dinner. The fun will continue from 7-10 p.m. with a fab DJ who will play all our fave ’70’s hits!  (A block of rooms will be saved at the Best Western Plus Hotel at 50 Prospect St.)


Tickets are $40 per person. RSVP no later than Aug. 1 with your check written out to Deb McPherson-Laurinaitis at 379 Roxbury Road, Mexico, ME 04257.

The planning committee, Donna Gamble-Easter, Deb Blais-Coudrain, Deb McPherson-Laurinaitis, Stephanie Child-Palmer and Shellie Legere are available to answer any questions. We request that you reach out to any other former classmates you are in contact with who may not be on social media and refer them to one of us. — Deborah, Rumford

ANSWER: It sounds like this class has lots of school spirit and my wish for you is that you all have a wonderful time reconnecting and dancing the night away. Remember, you can always send me the list of classmates you can’t find!

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