Posted by Bob Wicks on Dec 03, 2018

Join the Rotary sponsored Interact Club this Saturday for a day of holiday festivities and cheer!  Greet Santa as he arrives at the Ipswich Town Wharf. Sing carols with Buddy the Elf as we await Santa’s arrival!  Jingle bells will be available for purchase. Jingle your bells and follow our honored guest and Buddy the Elf on a festive “Jingle Bell Walk” to the Ipswich Town Hall at 45 Green Street.  Keep a sharp eye out for the “Grinch”!

Once Santa arrives at Town Hall, he will receive children 11 and under while holiday carolers entertain. Parents are urged to bring a camera!  Each child will receive a gift bag from Santa as well.  Following their visit with Santa, the children can have their faces painted, play festive games, create holiday crafts, and watch Elf.  The Rotary Club will serve hot dogs, hot cocoa and more in the COA cafeteria.

Tickets will be available for purchase in order to enjoy delicious food, face painting, and crafts.  There will be free games to play as well as raffles for Christmas trees, an iPad, Celtics tickets, and other great items!

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts fit for a child to support the Marines in their organization, Toys for Tots!  Proceeds from the Jingle Bell Walk will be donated to Cure CMT4J / The Talia Duff Foundation Inc.  This organization is aiming to raise awareness and provide support for the development of gene therapy to cure CMT4J, a rare, rapidly progressing neurological disease, similar to ALS.