Li Shen, left, and Stuart Blood admire produce on display Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Exhibition Hall at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. David Leaming photo

Judah Amburg, 4, balances on a beam recently while playing with his mother, Misty, at the North Street Recreation Area in Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Mt. Ararat’s Alex Graf, left, defends Mt. Blue’s Lily Huntley during field hockey action Thursday in Farmington. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Jane Martin works in the gardens Tuesday at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church on Water Street in Augusta. She and other volunteer gardeners keep up the landscaping around the church grounds. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale quarterback Braden Branagan, center, outruns a diving tackle attempt by Oak Hill lineman Dominic Biron during a football game at Charlie’s Field in Winthrop on Saturday, Sept. 23. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Messalonskee’s Kyra Cummings, center, is greeted by teammates as lineups are introduced Wednesday before the volleyball match against Cony at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Cony’s Ariel Sookma touches “Doc’s Rock” as he and the rest of the Rams football team head in to play Lawrence in a football game Friday, Sept. 22, in Augusta. It’s tradition for players to touch the monument to the late Dr. John Barnard, an Augusta physician and supporter of the team. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Parishioner Christina Fasse wipes tears Sunday, Sept. 24, during a time of sharing that is part of the final service at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Pittsfield. The building is being sold and the congregation is moving its services to the Pittsfield Public Library. About 40 people attended the service. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Volunteer Jennifer Fortin, left, rings a cowbell while cheering on runners and directing to last turn towards finish line at the Kennebec Valley YMCA’s 30th annual Rise and Shine 5k Road Race in Augusta on Friday, Sept. 22. Dozens of runners and walkers participated in the event that started and ended at the Y and went along the Kennebec River Rail Trail. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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