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Lynn’s annual Fun n’ Flea Day at Goldfish Pond set for Saturday

LYNN — The 39th annual Fun n' Flea Day on Goldfish Pond will be held on Saturday, which is welcome news for organizers who had to cancel the event last year because the pond was contaminated. 

The family-friendly event, which serves as the primary fundraiser for the Goldfish Pond Association, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 14. 

The association and Lynn Community Development sponsored-event is popular for its boat rides, home-baked goods, continuous raffles and family-oriented fun. Space can be reserved for $35 and all proceeds -- between $2,500 and $4,000 is raised annually — go toward park maintenance. 

The Goldfish Pond Association had to cancel the event last year for the first time in its then-38-year history after city officials shut down Goldfish Pond because of a cyanobacteria bloom in the water. The algae level made it dangerous for people to come in contact with the pond water and the city paid a contractor to clean it up. 

"This year, the city and our association have worked together to find solutions to cleaning the pond," wrote Kathy Montejunas, Fun n' Flea Day chairwoman, in an email. "It has been clean and safe all summer, and we are thrilled to be able to hold once more our annual Fun ‘n’ Flea Day."

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