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A patriotic Pride Day in Wakefield

Here, enjoying Pride Day events are (L to R) are, Kate Day, of Wakefield, Emily Parker, of Alton, and Emma Ouellette, of East Wakefield. Dennis Coughlin. (click for larger version)
May 20, 2010
WAKEFIELD — Folks of all ages enjoyed the annual Wakefield Pride Day, which was held on Saturday, May 15.

While tots enjoyed games and performances like the clown shows, older people had the opportunity to shop for arts and crafts at the vendor tents that lined the down town. Speaking of the tents, on occasion fierce winds would knock over tents and tables— spilling their wares all over the ground! Otherwise clear sunny skies provided a pleasant backdrop for the events and parade, themed "A Patriotic Salute" in honor of Armed Forces Day.

Pride Day Chair Wayne Robinson said he was pleased by the attendance, noting that it seemed to get busy around 11:15 a.m. and many people stayed until about 3 p.m.

Robinson said the inmates from the Carroll County's House of Corrections did a good job cleaning the grounds after the event.

"Some people said they did such a good job it looked like Pride Day didn't even happen because the town was so clean," said Robinson.

Here are the results of the various Pride Day Contests:

The floats

First Place: "The Daisies." Girl Scouts made a float covered in cookies.

Second Place: St. John's Daycare, which featured children from the daycare.

Third Place: Tom Dube's patriotic cannon float.

Prince and Princess of Pride Day

Jack and Casey Sullivan.

Classic Car category

First Place: Bill and Bev Wheeler

Second Place: Norman Royle

Third Place: Dennis Miller

Varney Smith
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