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Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosts 56th Fireman's Festival Saturday and Sunday

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  • Bryan Bosack, left, and the rest of the Squaw 2 team jump out of the way as the barrel goes shooting underneath them during the firemen's water fights at the Fox Lake Firemen's 54th Annual Festival.

       Bryan Bosack, left, and the rest of the Squaw 2 team jump out of the way as the barrel goes shooting underneath them during the firemen's water fights at the Fox Lake Firemen's 54th Annual Festival.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, JULY 2012

  • Lake Villa Fire Chief Frank Slazes, right, judges the battle between Team Chain Crawl and Team Merlins during the firemen's water fights at the Fox Lake Firemen's 54th Annual Festival.

       Lake Villa Fire Chief Frank Slazes, right, judges the battle between Team Chain Crawl and Team Merlins during the firemen's water fights at the Fox Lake Firemen's 54th Annual Festival.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, JULY 2012

 
By Richard Gaylor
Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department submission

The Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department's 56th Annual Summer Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, in the parking lot of the volunteer bingo hall at 114 W. Washington St.

The two-day event features grilled foods, summertime treats, carnival rides, games and refreshments for all ages, and water fights.

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The weekend begins with the fireman water fights Saturday, followed by a street dance featuring music from the country/rock band "RockStar Rodeo" that night.

The fireman's water fights begin at 4 p.m., with the dancing kicking off at 8 p.m.

Admission to Saturday's events is free.

The men's and women's team water fights take place at noon Sunday.

There is no admission to view the water fights, but there is a $25 team entry fee to participate in the water fights.

People are always encouraged to join the water fights. Teams must include five people, and every player on the team must be 18 years or older. In addition, all players are required to wear shoes to participate.

There is a $100 best in show for teams that want to dress up for the competition.

Registration for the men's and women's team water fights begins at 10 a.m., with a noon start time.

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