Volunteers Paul Poulin, left, and Brandi Barden put potatoes and stuffing into to-go containers Thursday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley’s Sandra M. Prescott Clubhouse in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Jahmer Wilson lays up for two points on a hoop at Williams Playground in Augusta on Tuesday. Mild weather around Thanksgiving, Wilson said, wasn’t why he hit the courts. “I play anytime,” he said of solo basketball. “Anytime is good.” Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Wearing matching inflatable turkey costumes, Ari Markos, left, and Emily Grover climb down steps of a gazebo Saturday, Nov. 19, after registering to run in the Gardiner Rotary Club’s Turkey Trot 5K run/walk at Gardiner Common. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Said Amini, of Westbrook, prepares a halal turkey as Scott Greaney holds the bird before slaughter at Greaney’s Turkey Farm in Mercer on Monday, Nov. 21. Amini traveled from Westbrook to prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving. Greaney’s Turkey Farm, at $5 a bird, is the only slaughterhouse where Amini can prepare his own turkeys while having them cleaned and packed by Greaney’s Turkey Farm. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Nokomis boys basketball players work through drills during practice Monday, Nov. 21, in Newport. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Attendees take shelter from wind and snow Sunday, Nov. 20, outside the Maine State House in Augusta during a gathering to raise awareness of gun violence and school safety. The assembly was a response to the incident last week where an anonymous caller or callers called in fake threats to 10 school systems across Maine, prompting lockdowns and cancellations of classes later in the week. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Ken Laustsen, left, and Kasen Leeman, 13, center, both volunteers at the 33rd annual sit-down dinner at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, offer a selection of deserts Thursday to go with Donna Farnhum’s turkey dinner. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

University of Maine’s Rohan Jones (88) dives across the goal line for an overtime touchdown as University of New Hampshire’s Sean Coyne (1) tries to defend in a college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, at Alfond Stadium in Orono. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Evan Smith is greeted Tuesday at the entrance of Buker Community Center in Augusta clutching a meal prepared by his wife, Bushra Nasif, and daughter, Noor Albraihi, during a Thanksgiving meal hosted by the Augusta Adult and Community Education for students enrolled in the English Language Learner program. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A dog heads out with the runners and walkers from the start of the Gasping Gobbler 5k on Thursday on Pierce Drive in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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