Fairfield Lake State Park

Thu
08
Nov

Tornado risk doesn't dampen spirits

This little cutie took home a first place ribbon with her incredible Wicked Witch pumpkin, which she entered in the Fairfield Lake State Park's first annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
Facebook photo

Warnings of tornadoes, hail, and strong winds are not enough to stop Halloween! Masked children took advantage of a break in a line of storms that moved through Freestone County late Halloween afternoon. Because of the weather the annual Boo on the Square event was moved into the Green Barn at the fairgrounds, but Fairfield churches still hosted their trunk or treat events.

“There’s no way I could count how many kids attended,” said Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate. “One man said he thought all of Freestone County was there!”

Wed
10
Oct

Spooky October planned at Fairfield Lake

With Halloween just around the corner Fairfield Lake State Park is planning several spooky events for area youth. A pumpkin decorating contest is planned with Fairfield Library. This is a no carving contest for ages 18 and under with a family friendly theme. Groups and individuals are welcome to participate. Participants should clearly label their pumpkin with a name and phone number. Pumpkins can be displayed at the Fairfield Library beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23, and must be picked up by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. To enter the contest, participants must drop off pumpkins on the courthouse square at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, during Boo on the Square. Each person is responsible for submitting their pumpkins to the courthouse square. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be given to the winners. The state park is also hosting the following chilling events:

 

Wed
29
Aug

Driskell wins bass tourney

Pictured are first place winner Bobby Driskell (left) and Gail Cates, who took second place in the Fairfield Lake Tuesday Night Bass Fishing Tournament. Driskell's catch weighed in at 5.51 pounds, while Cates' fish was 4.08 ounces.
Photo by Billy Patterson

Bringing in the first place spot in last week’s Tuesday Night Bass Tournament was Bobby Driskell with a 5.51 pound largemouth bass. Driskell’s son, Easton, also was a winner this week, bringing in a 2.98 pound fish and taking fourth place. Easton is a first grader at Fairfield Elementary School. Gail Cates, of Mexia, took second place with a 4.08 pounder, while Mexia resident Lane Smith took third place with his 3.09 pound fish. Driskell pocketed $108 for his placing and Cates took $72. Only 12 anglers participated

 

Wed
21
Feb

Fairfield Lake hosts kayak championship, bass tourney

James Croney and Brian Laffilowen, both of Red Oak, were among the 109 anglers at the tournament. These two men are members of the Circle J Bass Club.

Photo by Jim Sanders

The 2018 North Texas Kayak Championship was held over the weekend at Fairfield Lake State Park with 109 anglers competing for the biggest fish in five individual qualifying tournament events.

This event was the first stop of five trail events leading to a Classic at the end of the season. In this tournament, anglers head out on the lake in their kayaks beginning at 7 a.m. Weign in was at 4 p.m. and officials said there were 32 limits met.

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Fri
27
May

300 attend Kid Fish Derby

More than 300 people attended this year's Kid Fish Derby at Fairfield Lake State Park.
Winners include:
Pre-K through 3rd grade:
Cayden Cobb - 1st place
Angelina Cobb - 2nd place
Coltyn Story - 3rd place
4th through 8th grade:
Dylan Kitchens - 1st place
Bradyn Fault - 2nd place
Gina Crowly - 3rd place
David Smola caught the first fish of the day, and Nolan Mark was awarded for catching the biggest fish at 1.8 pounds.
Photo courtesy of Facebook

Fri
29
Apr

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness month

Joining the signing were (seated) Jack Sanders, Seth Sanders, Ian Sanders, Alex Ward, Judge Linda Grant, Hayley Ward, and Hayden Ward; (standing) Krista Sanders, Kelly Barker, Willie Ward, Jennifer Ward, Cory Ward, Dickie Moore, and Gail Moore.

 

Photo by April Walker

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant signed a document proclaiming May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month in honor of Fairfield resident Alex Ward. Stroke occurs at a rate of 1 in 1,600 to 4,000 live births each year, and in 12 in 100,000 children per year. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in children. The annual Righty Run fundraiser is slated to begin at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Fairfield Lake State Park.

 

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Thu
21
Apr

Wal-Mart donates to Righty Run

The 3rd Annual Righty Run is slated for Saturday, April 30, at Fairfield Lake State Park. Wal-Mart donated $1,000 to the event. All proceeds go to Cook Children's Stroke Program, Emily's Smile Boxes, Brendan's Smile, and the Alex Ward family. See more information about the upcoming event in next week's edition or the Recorder!

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