Boy Scouts offer to collect Christmas trees in Lewiston and Auburn
DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the 10th year in a row Auburn-based Boy Scout Troop 121 will be collecting Christmas trees in Lewiston and Auburn. While the towns of Auburn and Lewiston offer several locations for free tree disposal, they no longer collect curbside trees.
For a minimum donation of $ 5, Scouts will be collecting Christmas trees on January 8 and 9. Trees should not be placed at the curb before the morning of January 8. The money raised by this program remains local and goes directly to troop tracking activities.
Troop 121 was created to help give young people with special physical, mental and emotional challenges the opportunity to succeed in a safe Scouting environment that builds character, encourages citizenship, teaches life skills and develops physical fitness. personal.
To request a pickup, send your donation by January 6 to Troop 121, United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. The troop, in turn, will send you a tag to place on your tree when you place it. at the edge of the street. For more information about this program or the troop, call 783-0790.
RESPONNSE: I’m so glad this is happening. Thank you, Boy Scouts, for making Christmas tree disposal so easy in such a simple, no-fuss way.
DEAR SUNSHOTS: While shopping in Auburn, I lost a folder of family photos that mean a lot to me. If anyone has found them, please call 345-7055. – Diane, Mechanic Falls
RESPONNSE: Hope they have been found by now. Please let us know!
DEAR SUNSHOTS: Does anyone in the Rumford area love a box full of Galaxy sci-fi magazines? They must be picked up. Call 207-364-2946. – Unnamed, Rumford
DEAR POINTS OF SUN: I read your column early in the morning. I have VHS tapes and DVDs to give away, Disney and Christmas movies for the kids. Goodwill and The Salvation Army won’t take them and I hate to throw them away. My phone number is 782-3154. Please leave a message if I am not home. – Jackie, Lewiston
DEAR POINTS OF SUN: I am a loyal reader and in response to the demand for good cookie recipes, I have two. Minced meat cookies are a favorite for the holidays. Banana cookies are very simple. Kids love them and there are no eggs in either. Both are chewy cookies.
Minced Meat Cookies: Cream together 1 cup of the shortening, 1 1/4 cups of the sugar and 3 eggs. Add 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 1/2 cups of ground meat. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees on a greased cookie sheet.
Banana Cookies: Combine 1 cup of mashed bananas, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of shortening, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 of teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts if desired. Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees on a greased cookie sheet.
RESPONNSE: It sounds very easy! I also appreciate that they don’t include the eggs. Like many people, my daughter has an egg allergy so I will pass these recipes on to her. Thank you!
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