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Brad Zobel, of Woonsocket, shows his 7-year-old son, Devon Zobel, how to cast his fishing pole Saturday morning at Lake Prior during the kids’ fishing derby in Woonsocket’s annual Water Festival. The festival drew about 1,200 people this year. (Justin Harned/Republic)

Water festival highlight of summer in Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET — The annual water festival is something Woonsocket and area residents clear their calendars for, an event that started 31 years ago.


The 2014 Woonsocket Water Festival’s “Red, White and Blue” theme this year celebrated South Dakota’s 125th anniversary and all military, past and present.

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