Ipswich Lion Susan McGrath presents Julie LaFontaine, executive director of The Open Door with the check from the 2nd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner held on November 3rd.  This event supports The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry and grossed over $8,200.

The Ipswich Lions Club would like to thank all our sponsors, bowl painters, neighbors and friends who participated.  Thanks to our event host The Hellenic Center for their beautiful venue and The Brewer’s Table, Ipswich Inn B&B, Ipswich River Provisions, Jules’ Kitchen and the Organic Garden, Beverly for providing their delicious soups, and our corporate sponsors who continue to support our community: Institution for Savings, DF Clark, First Ipswich Bank, Law Office of Donald Greenough, Kallman Law, Detangles Hair Studio, San-Tron, Michael Riccio DMD, Eaton Cummings Group, Savoie Nolan Architects, Tedfords’s, Val-Mac inc., State Supply Corporation, Marcorelle’s Liquors; Bob’s Auto Body of Ipswich, Ipswich Ale Brewery, North Shore Music Theatre, Peabody Essex Museum, Market Basket and Jetties Bagels.   Special thanks to our Lions and Rotary volunteers who made everyone feel at home.


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