Silver Lake Firemen’s Fest coverage

Some of the cardboard boats in Saturday's contest proved quite "floatable." /Earlene Frederick photo

The Silver Lake Fire Department hosted its annual Firefighters Festival Friday and Saturday.

Traditonally the festival has included food, live music and waterfights. The Greater Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has been adding to the fun the last two years as well by sponsoring various activities including a antique tractor display and a car show.

Two new activities from this year’s festival line-up were a cardboard boat contest and a pie-eating contest. Here are some more photos from the day’s fun.

The crowd on the beach surveys the cardboard fleet. /Earlene Frederick photo

The USS Normandy is taking on water. Sammie Scroggin and Jarrett Lipstreuer are going down with the ship. Cody Lipstreuer and Carly Schneider are standing by. /Earlene Frederick photo

Competitive pie eaters dig-in. /Earlene Frederick photo

Holder Straub 14, of Salem, won the pie eating contest with this form. Reports from the pie eaters was that this was a tasty contest. /Earlene Frederick photo

Aaron Lassig and Mike Decker round up the stray ducks from the duck race. The Fire Department ran a toy duck race on teh Fox River as one of its fudnraiser during the festival. /Earlene Frederick photo


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