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Wake the World gives foster kids opportunity for day on Foster Lake


July 25, 2018

Geese fly past boaters during Wake the World Monday, July 23, as boaters from around the state gathered at Foster Lake to provide a day on the water for foster kids and their families.

Wake the World has become an annual event at Foster Lake and director Vince Castronovo said this year's, held Monday, July 23, was one of the best.

"The weather was amazing," said Castronovo, a Salem flooring contractor when he's not on the water. "It was hot – but they were on a lake."

Wake the World is a volunteer effort in which boat owners provide a day on the water for families that care for foster children. The event, now held at sites across the nation, was founded in North Carolina in 2008 and Castronovo began started it at Foster in 2011.

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