Charity Dunk Tank at Festival Italia

Wakefield Festival Italia Dunk Tank Photo

Left to right: Robert Eldridge, Janet Schuchter, Joseph S. Tringale, Paul Brodeur, William Chetwynd, Faith Hodgkins, Joseph V. Tringale, Gregory Liakos, Peter Solomon, Gerard Leeman, Ann Hadley, and Brian Fox.

The Wakefield Republican Town Committee and the Wakefield Democratic Town Committee teamed up with each other and the Wakefield Event Planning Committee and sponsored a dunk tank at this year’s Wakefield’s Festival Italia on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

The profits raised were donated to The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield.  By visiting the tank, festival goers had some fun dunking local officials while supporting the valuable work of The Scholarship Foundation and its student beneficiaries.

The tank was located at Main and Princess streets (next to Smith’s Drug Store) and was open from 2:30 pm to 6 p.m.

Dunk Tank Check Presentation Photo

Presenting their donation check from the Festival Italia Dunk Tank to (center) Jennifer Walter, TSF President, are (left) Janet Schuchter, Chairwoman of the Wakefield Democratic Town Committee, and (right) Albert Turco, member of the Wakefield Republican Town Committee.

The dunk participants included:

  • Patrick Glynn, Chairman, Wakefield Board of Selectmen
  • Gerard Leeman, Chairman, Wakefield Finance Committee; Secretary, Wakefield Republican Town Committee
  • Stephen P. Maio, Town Administrator
  • Joseph S. Tringale, Member, Library Board of Trustees
  • Joseph V. Tringale, Member, Wakefield Finance Committee
  • Peter J. Solomon, Chairman, Wakefield Republican Town Committee
  • Brian Fox, Member, Wakefield Independence Day Parade Committee
  • Paul Brodeur, State Representative for 32nd Middlesex
  • Christopher Callanan, Member, Wakefield School Committee; Vice-Chairman Wakefield Democratic Town Committee
  • Gregory Liakos, Chairman, Wakefield School Committee; Member Wakefield Democratic Town Committee


This event was made possible by the critical logistical support and coordination efforts of Janet Schuchter, Chairwoman of the Wakefield Democratic Town Committee and Paul DiNocco and members of the Wakefield Event Planning Committee.