Bingo games help buy sports equipment, books for students

Bingo games help buy sports equipment, books for students
Bingo games help buy sports equipment, books for students

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston Youth Activity Fund is a nonprofit organization that holds bingo games four nights a week at 475 Pleasant St., Lewiston. We are looking to assist children this summer who want to participate in summer sports but can’t afford the fees or equipment. Also available is assistance for college-bound students. Help with books, etc., will be considered. Maybe a bike would help a student get much-needed exercise. Any need for any reason. We love kids! Tennis, swimming lessons. We have bought books for Farwell School, donated $10,000 to Safe Voices, $5,000 to New Beginnings, have committed new bleachers to tennis coach Anita Murphy. Just a few examples. We would appreciate your help with connecting us with children in need! Please send requests and explanation to J. Burns, 163 South Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Requests limited to Lewiston residents. — Jane Burns, Lewiston

ANSWER: What a wonderful offer! Please write to Jane if you know of someone who could use this kind of help.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am trying to dispose of a precast two-step set of stairs and a separate precast 5- by 2-foot planter. Is there anyone out there who can remove and take away these two pieces at a reasonable price? I have already contacted Shawnee Steps and they want more than I can afford. — Julien, Auburn

ANSWER: If anyone can help Julien, please write in and let us know.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I want to thank you for publishing my letter on May 16 regarding the free photographic equipment.  I am so pleased that part of my collection of darkroom/photographic equipment (which I do not have the time to sell) went to a man named Walter. Walter is about to build his long-awaited darkroom, and to see the delight on his face and in our discussion made the donation all worth the while. The remaining boxes of equipment went to Dirk. Dirk teaches film-based classes at the high school level and privately to anyone who is interested in learning how to process black and white film. I am so glad the huge assortment has found new homes (and in Maine) and will be put to good use. Both parties receiving goods agreed to make a donation to the charity of my choosing which is Avian Haven in Freedom. Thanks again. — Cindy, No town

ANSWER: We are glad this worked out so well. Cindy is moving and had to downsize and give up her beloved hobby, so it’s great that others will benefit.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Edward Little High School’s Class of 1950 reunion will take place at noon Aug. 3 at the Chick-A-Dee Restaurant on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. — Reunion Committee Chairman Ron Hart

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