Glenn Davis, middle, leads a parade June 19 into Kennedy Park in Lewiston during a Juneteenth celebration. Officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States — celebrated annually June 19 — to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A woman relaxes in the sunshine June 17 at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Ruth Gay, left, and Kathleen Fitzgerald share lunch and laughter June 18 on the shore of Middle Range Pond in Poland, with their dogs River, left, and Kizzy. Gay and Fitzgerald say they stopped for lunch in the shade on their way to get their dogs acupuncture treatments for allergies. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Team Pine Tree’s Connor Krunkkala shakes off water June 19 after dumping it onto his head to cool off during the Maine Lacrosse All-Star Showcase game at Lewiston High School. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Swimmers cool off on a scorching June 18 at Tripp Pond in Poland. The day saw temperatures soar into the 90s across Maine and much of the Northeast. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

John Gendron stands June 20 in front of the crushing operation at his quarry on Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Amanda Doherty feeds her 3-week-old goat June 20 while sitting in a kiddie pool filled with cold water in Minot, while her dog, Pria, keeps a close eye on the action. Doherty says she bought two goats when she found the cost of removing a large patch of poison ivy to be prohibitive. She thought the goats had already begun eating the leaves when she discovered they were blackberry bushes. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Paul Plourd carries his electric bicycle June 19 into the cooling center on Park Street in Lewiston. Plourd, who has been staying at Hope Haven Gospel Mission at 209 Lincoln St. in Lewiston, says he had been riding his bicycle to stay cool, but the battery was getting low. “The cooling center is better than the alternative, which would be a warming center,” Plourd jokes. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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