Information on religious suppers, replica of the basilica

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A public supper is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sixth Street Congregational Church in Auburn. Dinner includes two types of beans, red and brown hot dogs, coleslaw, chili, mac and cheese, American chop suey, cookies, brown bread, desserts and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children.—Cynthia, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: After two years of drive-in dinners, the North Waterford Congregational Church on Route 35 in North Waterford is ready for indoor dinners. Our first is scheduled for June 28.

We’ll be serving all your old favorites including baked beans, American chop suey, coleslaw, brown bread, rolls and our first star dessert will be gingerbread with whipped cream. Dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the price is $12.

Thank you Sunspots. I read the column every morning.—Milly, no town

ANSWER: Fundraisers are fun, a great way to get together, and bring in much-needed money to help keep churches, barns, and nonprofits running. Please participate if you can and never hesitate to volunteer or donate services and items. Everything is needed and appreciated.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to Sun Spots’ June 10 question about the replica of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the author suggests that the replica was 3 feet tall, but writings from the time indicate that she was 18 feet tall.

In the Facebook group, “I was born in Lewiston, ME., And remember when.…”, a photo of the replica of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul was posted and discussed. Readers may wish to join the group if you are not a member, but it is a well run group with lots of historical information about Lewiston.

Here is the direct link to this replica of the basilica: www.facebook.com/groups/202025996517966/permalink/536721073048455.

I love your column. Keep up the good work and thank you.—David, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the article on the model of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, I recall a model of the basilica on the lawn of the Fortin Funeral Home on Horton Street in Lewiston in the 1930s and 1940s The chimes played Christmas carols and it was nice. – Dot, Auburn

ANSWER: I knew Sun Spotters would tell stories about it. Let them come. I especially want to know what happened to the model.

If you are interested in following the Facebook page mentioned above, you will be asked to fill out a quick form regarding your connections to the Twin Cities. There is valuable information on the site and it is monitored, so I think it is worth becoming a member. You also never know who you might connect with.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the reader looking for a house cleaner (June 10 Sun Spots), Sparkle Cleaning Service has openings for residential cleaning on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. We do deep cleaning, moving in, moving out, windows, etc. No job is too big or too small. We do it all. Contact either Katelyn at 207-346-1034 or Gina at 207-754-1700 for your free estimate.—Gina, no city

ANSWER: This is perfect for the Rolodex. Go for it!

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