A monarch fuels up on nectar Sept. 21 at the Alan Day Community Garden at 26 Whitman St. in Norway. The butterflies build up fat reserves for their migration to Mexico. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Joyce Lemieux of New Gloucester sets out children’s books Sept. 22 inside the Healing Tree Kids Zone at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. The children’s area was part of the weekend’s Dempsey Challenge. The event began Friday and ran through Sunday. Lemieux has volunteered with the Dempsey Challenge for the past 14 years. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Amanda Dehahn, with pink hair, and more than 200 people take part Sept. 17 in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Lakes & Mountains at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. See sunjournal.com for more photographs. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

After helping hitch up a friend’s team Sept. 18, Gordon Grover, left, watches Grant Lufkin, in front-left car seat, and his friend, Trace Lane, ride around the Farmington Fairgrounds with Charley Blanchard as they exercise the horses. Grover and Blanchard planned to compete later in the week with their teams. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Ted Marsh, center, jokes Sept. 19 with Anne Deletetsky as they fill in their bingo cards at the Auburn Senior Community Center, after enjoying a lobster roll lunch. Henrietta Leblond listens at right. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Jessica Saucier, center, brings her gigantic bubble maker Sept. 21 to the Pine Street Community Block Party in Lewiston. The party, sponsored by Webb’s Market, Lewiston Summer Fun & Films, Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Homeworks, the city of Lewiston and Community Credit Union, was first held in 2019, but then canceled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Kay and Collyn stand Sept. 22 at their outdoor kitchen next to their tent at the First Universalist Church of Auburn: Unitarian Universalist at 169 Pleasant St. The couple were trying to secure housing before the church’s Saturday deadline to clear the grounds of campers. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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