Scrabble event to raise funds for literacy volunteers

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Anderson Staples Post 112 of Oxford has scheduled a dance for teens ages 13-18 from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at the post at 169 King St. Admission is $7 per teen. Food will be available. Call Tom at 807-8912 if you have any questions. —Howie, Oxford

TO RESPOND: I hope you have a great turnout!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We would really appreciate your help in publicizing our upcoming Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest. After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, we are thrilled to return to this annual event.

Scrabble fans are invited to help raise funds for Literacy Volunteers by playing their favorite board game. It’s Scrabble with an unusual twist, as the competition features teams of two to four players collaborating on the same mail tray to try and beat another multi-person team.

Participants can either form a team or register as an individual and be paired with a team that needs a player. Those who are serious about their Scrabble skills are encouraged to sign up for the Pro division, while more relaxed players should choose the social category. Players collect pledges to benefit Adult Literacy Services in Androscoggin County, and top fundraisers have a wonderful range of prizes to choose from.

To protect everyone’s health, we will ask players to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or test negative for COVID-19 no later than 72 hours prior to the event. Masks will be optional.

We hope you’ll join your fellow Wordsmiths on April 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the High Street Congregational Church at 106 Pleasant St. in Auburn for an enjoyable afternoon of refreshments, prizes and d a fun Scrabble contest. Registration required before April 20.

For more information, call 753-6658 or email [email protected] or visit our — Unnamed, Auburn

TO RESPOND: This is a reminder of this upcoming event for a good cause. If any readers have been to this event before, please write so we can share the experience with other readers who are considering being part of the fun.

DEAR SUNS: The Anglican of the Transfiguration is planning a perennial sale on May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Searching our garages and sheds, we realized that we didn’t have enough medium and large pots to fill to separate them before the sale. We are willing to accept these size pots at the church at 64 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls. Pots can be left outside in the driveway at all times and we will take care of them.

Thank you, Sun Spots for all you do to help spread the word to nonprofits that need your help. We hope to separate our healthy perennials so we can have a successful fundraiser. — Nancy, mechanical falls

TO RESPOND: Good luck and happy planting!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I can’t believe no one has given you the correct answer for Wendy’s former tenant yet. I’m sure it was Panda Express. — Carmen, no town

TO RESPOND: It’s interesting how we remember things, but your answer makes the most sense to me! Are there any other comments on this question or can we put it to rest?

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