Community members march through Kennedy Park Friday during a birthday celebration for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. The youth center celebrated its 10-year-anniversary by marching from the center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where people sang “Happy Birthday.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tanaisja Smith gets a hug from Megan Guynes Friday during a birthday celebration march through downtown Lewiston for Tree Street Youth. The youth center celebrated its 10-year-anniversary by marching from the center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where participants sang “Happy Birthday.” Guynes is a former staff member at the youth center. Smith was one of the youths that Guynes spent time with during her days working at Tree Street. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Bruno Muronda, 8, holds his 4-year-old brother Daniel Muronda’s hand during the birthday celebration march through downtown Lewiston for Tree Street Youth. The youth center celebrated its 10-year-anniversary by marching from the center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where participants sang “Happy Birthday.”  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tree Street Youth Executive Director Julia Sleeper, center, chats Friday during the youth center’s 10-year anniversary celebration in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Nur Haji, 14, of Lewiston makes some noise Friday during a birthday celebration for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Community members march down Chestnut Street Friday during a birthday celebration for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. The youth center celebrated its 10-year-anniversary by marching from the center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where members sang “Happy Birthday.”  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tree Street Youth started in 2011 in an old paint shop at the corner of Howe and Birch streets in downtown Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lewiston youth march down Walnut Street Friday during a birthday celebration for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. The youth center celebrated their 10-year-anniversary by marching from their center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where they sang Happy Birthday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Aiden Bravo Estrella, 7, of Lewiston receives a cupcake Friday during the Tree Street Youth birthday celebration at Simard Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Tree Street Youth Executive Director Julia Sleeper, left, and former staff member Megan Guynes share a laugh Friday during the birthday celebration in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Community members begin their Friday march up Howe Street with dark clouds overhead during a birthday celebration for Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. The youth center celebrated its 10-year-anniversary by marching from the center on Howe Street to Simard-Payne Memorial Park where participants sang “Happy Birthday.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Stella Boucher, 3, of Lewiston waits for the birthday celebration to begin Friday at Tree Street Youth in Lewiston. Boucher’s mother, Kelsey Boucher, is the art teacher at Connors Elementary School where many of the youth from Tree Street Youth attend school. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


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