The week in photos: the best of Easter, a game of lacrosse and a 420 party

Michael Myrick dresses April 16 as an Easter bunny at Young’s Greenhouse at 643 High St. in the south of Paris. “I didn’t come for the egg hunt, but bought some pansies to start the season,” says Myrick, then hopping from greenhouse to greenhouse and seeing or making many friends in the community. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School’s Allison Slicer, left, passes April 16 to a teammate as Fryeburg Academy’s Madison Lavertu-Foreman applies pressure during the first half of their lacrosse match at the Gouin Athletic Complex in Paris. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lily Davie opens an egg she found hidden in flowers April 16 at Young’s Greenhouse at 643 High St. in south Paris, during her opening day Easter egg hunt celebration. In addition to an egg hunt, there was live music, games, cotton candy and popcorn, sponsored by Moss Brook Church, also from south Paris. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Emily Tores performs April 20 with her band, Emily & The Zealous, at a “420” party at the Weed Mart at 1054 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. Dana Bank plays bass and Justin Dube plays drums. April 20 – 4/20 – is an unofficial holiday each year when cannabis growers, consumers and advocates celebrate and smoke marijuana. Weed Mart hosted a day-long party, complete with a live band, free BBQ, and crafts. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Jason Lavoie speaks April 19 in support of the homeless at a rally in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 208 Bates St. in Lewiston. Lavoie, who says he was homeless while working as an education technician, is asking Lewiston City Council to impose a moratorium on evictions instead of new homeless shelters. The council voted 4-3 last Tuesday night in favor of a six-month moratorium on homeless shelters. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Pat Penley demonstrates a turkey call April 19 to Brent Tanguay during the 2nd Annual Kora Shriners Sportsman Show at the Kora Shrine at 11 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. The men are Shriners and work on fraternal fundraising to benefit the organization. The Shriners hold two fundraisers for hospitals a year and two fundraisers for their organization. Similar to the Feztival of Trees, the Sportsmen Expo features outdoor-related raffle packages donated by area businesses. The exhibition ran from Friday to Sunday. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

Brother Arnold Hadd leaves the Herb House April 18 at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, off Route 26 in New Gloucester. The herbs are dried on the top floor during the winter. Andrée Kehn/Sun Journal

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Demarcus Teague flies a kite April 17 with family members and other relatives at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. Strong winds helped, but it was a tough day for those less experienced in kiting. Still, they say they had fun, even though they got tangled or crashed a few times. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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