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New Auburn's Hello-ween needs volunteers and donations

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We’re calling all ghouls and goblins! The United New Auburn Association in partnership with the Auburn Recreation Department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse wish to invite our community at large to the sixth annual “Hello-ween” event in our beautiful Village of New Auburn. On Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. our neighborhood businesses and volunteers look forward to welcoming costumed visitors young and old for an afternoon of safe trick or treating. The Boys and Girls Club has been working hard since August and will open its doors to welcome visitors to its haunted house spectacular! New this year will be the closure of Third Street from Mill Street to Broad Street for our trick or treaters to register and pick up maps to participating businesses. There will be guessing games, games of chance and skill, and local DJ Mark Peillot will be spinning spooky tunes while our anonymous judges roam the streets handing out prizes.

Donations of treats and volunteers to help us coordinate our games and help treaters safely cross our busy streets will be gladly appreciated. Donations can be delivered to Rolly’s Diner or by contacting Ken at (207) 753-0171. For more info about this event or to help out on Oct. 29, please contact Kathy Shaw at (207) 320-1969. — Kathy Shaw, Valley View Farm and 4 Season Farm Market, New Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My questions are about a Maine State Lottery game called Lucky for Life. How long has this game been offered? Has it ever been won by anybody? How are the winning numbers drawn? — Bill, Poland Spring.

ANSWER: Lucky for Life started in New England in 2009 and is now played in 20 states. Because of the many changes to the game in 2015, not much information is available prior to January of that year. There has never been a top prize ($1,000 a day for life) winner from the state of Maine but, based on the information reported on www.luckyforlife.us, there was one second-tier winner from Maine on July 2, 2015. That person won $25,000 a year for life. The winning numbers are drawn every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 p.m with an air-mix lotto machine. You can watch the drawing broadcast on the Lucky for Life YouTube channel.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Christ Episcopal Church in Norway will hold its Holiday Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 19. Vendor table rentals are still available. To reserve a table, or for more information, please contact Christine Hebert at (207) 743-5277. — No name, Norway.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Excelsior Grange in Poland is seeking vendors for its Christmas Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Grange will provide door prizes and serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please contact Kim at (207) 998-2301 or sverrill@roadrunner.com. — Steve, Poland.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Annual Christmas Crafts Fair sponsored by the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at the University of Maine at Farmington Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. Table space is available. Please call (207) 491-5877 or (207) 778-5285 for more information. Thanks. — No name, Farmington.

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