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Wakefield's Hometown Variety Show offers loads of talent

WAKEFIELD - Thursday evening's 45th Annual Hometown Variety Show was loaded with local talent, including several musicians, a living history performer, a 45-year-old comedy act, and - for the first time - fire spinners.

The nearly two-hour show, which normally takes place in the gym of the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School, instead was held this year outside of the building, facing Sunday Lake.

Denise Haas, known as "Big D," acted as emcee for the show, which started with the audience reciting "The Pledge of Allegiance" and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Tammy and Peter Grewe of Ironwood ki...