Russ Hart stains picnic tables June 11 at the Station House Community Center complex in Oxford. Hart works for the town of Oxford Recreation Department is readying the tables for a children’s birthday party planned for June 12. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Edward Little High School senior Devin Smith adjusts his crown and mortarboard June 12 before commencement at Walton Field in Auburn. At the urging of friends, Smith is wearing the prom king’s crown he won at the dance. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Edward Little High School senior Alimo Mursal adjusts her tassel June 5 as she talks on the phone before commencement at Walton Field in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Oak Hill High School graduates Riley Worth, Audrey Dillman, Audrey Bauer and Kenzie Parker chat June 7 at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport before their graduation ceremony. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Fritz Kunas works June 11 on repairing and repainting the bleachers, with the help of his sons Bode and Finn, at the Jamie Benson Field at the Auburn Suburban Baseball & Softball complex in anticipation of the Maine Cal Ripkin State Baseball 12U Tournament, scheduled to begin June 26th. Finn, 12, plans to compete in the tournament and play in the All-Stars game. Kunas is vice president of the Auburn Suburban Baseball & Softball board of directors and coaches baseball. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Jeanne Pacheco prices a colored lightbulb June 9 while helping get ready for the “huge garage sale” Saturday, June 12, at the Woman’s Literary Union in Auburn. Tables of items for sale will be outside and inside the Foss Mansion on Elm Street. New and used toys, dishes, fabric, jewelry, Boyd’s Bears from a private collection, handmade American Doll clothes, baked goods and crafts will be on sale to raise money for the WLU scholarship and mansion restoration funds. Most all of the WLU’s fundraising events were canceled over the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Sophia Wood, 20, of Auburn wraps a burger June 11 prepared by grill man Daniel Hargreaves, owner of Tabers restaurant and golf in Auburn. Wood is one of many young people to have found a job this summer. Hargreaves says with everything opening back up after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is an “employees’ market” these days. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Reynard Gilbert mows his neighbor’s field June 9 with his 1958 Massey Ferguson tractor in Turner. “It gives me a chance to play with my old antique tractor,” Gilbert says of helping his neighbor. “I haven’t had it out all winter, and it isn’t running so good. I need to do some tinkering with it.” Other than the six months Gilbert spent at Fort Dix in New Jersey for basic training while in the U.S. Army, the 76-year-old has lived in Turner his entire life. “I drove a truck for 41 years, and retired eight years ago,” Gilbert says. “Just dubbing around now.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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