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Wakefield VFD's annual fishing contest draws crowd


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WAKEFIELD - Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for the annual fishing contest sponsored by the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department.

A total of nearly 500 adults and children participated in the event, which is the department's largest fundraiser, having pulled in as much as $14,000 in recent years.

Sunday Lake was filled with activity, including numerous tents and fishing holes, along with constant traffic in the way of 4-wheelers, snowmobiles and a lot of feet.

"It's a beautiful day," said Linda Kitto of Bessemer as she returned to shore, where h...