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Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department holds 8th annual ice fishing contest


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE EIGHTH Annual Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department ice fishing contest is more than a fundraiser for the fire department. Much like the Fourth of July parade and fireworks in the summer, it is a local draw that keeps the community together. It is events like the ice fishing contest and fireworks that make people come to Wakefield in the first place and for others, to stay.


WAKEFIELD - The eight annual Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department ice fishing contest at Sunday Lake on Saturday was aided by unseasonably warm weather and the DNR Free Fishing Weekend. Jim Tarro and Mike Singleton, as co-chairs of the event, scheduled it from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but the crowds were not going to wait to get their lines wet and raffles purchased.

Throw the clocks out the windows, folks "began showing up at 8:30 a.m. before the set up was even complete to begin fishing," said Singleton. By the 11:00 a.m. official start time, al...

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