Wakefield VFD's annual fishing contest draws crowd


February 23, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

FAMILIES OF more than one generation fill Sunday Lake Saturday during the annual fishing contest, which was based from VFW Post 9084. Registrants in the event, which occurred on one of the state's two free fishing weekends this year, included 400 adults and 93 kids.


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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, whe...

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