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Indoor festivities to help Wakefield VFW, 4 the Kids


March 15, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AFTER A FEW days of temperatures in the 40s, soggy ice and patches of open water render Sunday Lake unsuitable for ice fishing on Thursday. Despite cooler temperatures and snow in the forecast, the lake will remain vulnerable this weekend, so organizers are hoping attendance will be good at two indoor fundraisers on Saturday at the Wakefield VFW.


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WAKEFIELD - The first-ever St. Urho's Day Beanbag Tournament will take place at Wakefield's VFW Post 9084 on Saturday.

It will be held in conjunction with a 4 the Kids fundraiser based on a pulled pork meal with side dishes and desserts.

According to Chad Carlson, a VFW member who organized the tournament, the whole idea started with "some people talking about having an event."

"We're hoping we can get at least a good 300 to 400 people," said Carlson on Thursday, with all planning in place.

"If it turns out good, we'll continue to offer it as an annu...

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