FIREHOUSE COLORING BOOK TO LIGHT UP FAIR

Lisa Toohey at the writing desk in which she created her coloring book about the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, below.¬† (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

For Lisa Toohey and her nine-year-old son, Jake, the annual¬†Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair is a captivating marvel of sights, sounds and aromas that never gets old.

“It’s like, a big deal for us,” says Toohey, who used to take off from her Wall Street job the week of the fair so she and Jake could go nightly. “It’s really one of our favorite things about living in Fair Haven.”

But less apparent to a child than the swirling lights and colors is all the work that volunteers put into making the event happen, and that was something Toohey said she wanted her son and other children to appreciate.

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