Volunteers stand behind tables Thursday to serve community members a Thanksgiving meal at the Skowhegan Community Center. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

A volunteer pours gravy over turkey Thursday during a community Thanksgiving meal at Le Club Calumet in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Lawrence’s Cole Quirion catches a pass during boys basketball tryouts Monday, Nov. 20, in Fairfield. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Parker Jane Carey, 2, points out a tree to her “Pop,” Danny Burgess, during the Festival of Trees event on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Elks Lodge in Waterville. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Seniors Taylor Takatsu, bottom left, and Megan Carver laugh during strength and conditioning section of girls basketball practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the James A. Bragoli Memorial Gym at Gardiner Area High School. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Chairman Dan Wathen, former chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, left, and others on the Independent Commission pass a motion on Monday, Nov. 20, during the first organizational meeting of the commission investigating the facts of the mass shootings in Lewiston. The public meeting was held at the Cross Building in Augusta. Also pictured with Wathen from left are Paula Silsby, Dr. Anthony Ng and Geoff Rushlau. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Olivia Spring of Belgrade and Sam Lampert of Auburn play Sunday, Nov. 19, with Black Bean, a Great Pyrenees-German shepherd-black Lab mix, at Peninsula Park in Belgrade. Long Pond is in the background. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Steam rises toward Connor Jarvais, a staff assistant at the Skowhegan Community Center, as he checks turkeys being cooked Tuesday in the kitchen at the center at 39 Poulin Drive. Jarvais says the turkeys range from 18 to 25 pounds and take about 3 1/2 hours to cook. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Sebastian Badillo, of Winslow, walks through the rain and shelters under an umbrella while passing artwork on the side of Joe’s Smoke Shop & Happy Trails Inc. Wednesday on Main Street in downtown Waterville. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

National Honor Society members pack canned goods into aluminum roasting pans Friday, Nov. 17, in The Little Theater at Gardiner Area High School. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Kennebunk quarterback Gray Compton, left, gets tackled by Lawrence defensive back Dane Zawistowski in the Class B football state championship game Saturday, Nov. 18, in Portland. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Colby’s Kameran Rodriguez dribbles by the Thomas defense during a men’s basketball game Tuesday in Waterville. Anna Chadwick/Morning Sentinel

Wearing a turkey tutu, Tracy Allen finishes the Gasping Gobbler 5K race on Thursday in front of Cony Middle/High School in Augusta. About 200 runners and walkers took part in the annual Thanksgiving day fundraiser for the school’s All Sports Boosters. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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