A beautiful day for Festival by the Lake

Jun 11, 2018 by

THE WEATHER COULD not have been better for the 38th edition of the WCNA’s Festival by the Lake Saturday. (Colleen Riley Photo)

Published in the June 11, 2018 edition.

By GAIL LOWE

WAKEFIELD — Saturday, June 9 dawned bright and beautiful for the town’s annual Festival by the Lake.

The good weather brought out people in droves to browse the many handmade crafts, pick up literature on various organizations and sample hot-off-the-grill sausage, onions and peppers and other summertime food.

Organizer Joseph Harrington said that more 150 crafters, up by one over last year, were on hand to sell their arts and crafts.

Shoppers from inside and outside of Wakefield found all kinds of items for sale — from pottery to hand-knit and crocheted goods to jewelry, soap and tote bags — literally, something for everyone.

Children took rides on a
Roaming Train and had fun jumping inside a bounce house.

A number of non-profit organizations were represented, including the Beebe Library, Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, Mission of Deeds, Hallmark Health, Wakefield Farmers Market, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, Wakefield’s Independence Day Parade and First Parish Congregational Church, among others.

As in years past, proceeds from the event will be used for improvements and maintenance throughout the downtown area.

Acoustic music was provided by Betty’s Bounce (Audie Bridges, Zachary Bridges and Curtis Doo).

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