DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Annual Harvest Baked Bean Supper, featuring red flannel hash, will be held at the West Bowdoin Baptist Church at 54 West Road in Bowdoin on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Donations are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and preschoolers eat free. The supper is sponsored by the Mission Circle. For more information, call Melanie at 207-353-2446 or Gail at 207-353-2567. — No name, Bowdoin

ANSWER: Red flannel hash, you say? I’ll be there!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Will the Knights of Columbus have a spaghetti supper in September for Coats for Kids at Holy Family Church Hall in Lewiston?

I have been buying 10 meals (for almost 10 years) and someone brings them to Hope Haven Gospel Mission. I would like to continue to do this, but the phone number I have is no longer for the contact person I used to talk to. — Rick, no town

ANSWER: There is absolutely going to be a spaghetti supper! It will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, in the church hall at 607 Sabattus St. from 4-6 p.m.


Folks can dine in or get takeout. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children under 10. There are no advance sales. For more information, call Bob at 207-402-0003.

For those who don’t know, the long-running Coats for Kids program has the main goal of keeping children warm in the winter by distributing coats so they can comfortably get to school, play outside, be part of their community and have a sense of belonging.

Thank you to everyone who contributes by volunteering at the supper, distributing coats and donating.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: As we plan features for the fall, we’re wondering if you attended your class reunion this year.

Did you reconnect with a high school sweetheart or your best friend from seventh grade? Did you hit it off with a classmate you never knew all that well back in the day? Did that geeky guy grow up to be super cool? Or did that awkward girl with the loud laugh turn out to be someone you really want to know better?

We’d love to highlight the experiences of readers who attended 2023 class reunions for a story in the Sun Journal’s Sunday feature section.


Whether you’ve been attending these gatherings every year like clockwork or you just dipped your toe in for the very first time, don’t make us wonder what went on at your reunion!

If you agree, the story may include photos from your reunion or possibly something arranged by a Sun Journal staff photographer. Please send a note to freelancer Karen Schneider at and she will contact you for an interview. — Karen, no town

ANSWER: I have announced dozens of class reunions over the past several weeks in this column. I don’t know about all you Sun Spotters, but I would love to hear about what went on at these gatherings. Tell you what — you tell us about your reunion adventures and I’ll tell you about mine!

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name. We won’t use it if you ask us not to. Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to

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