Posted by Bob Wicks on Dec 20, 2021
The Jingle Bell Walk Interact Team gathers around Santa 
Despite the gray weather, everyone had a festive time on Saturday as the community celebrated the annual arrival of Santa Clause in Ipswich.  The Jolly Elf arrived at town wharf at 11 am and was escorted by children of all ages, and by the host Ipswich High School Interact elves, along Water Street to Santa’s Village at Town Hall.  
At Town Hall, Santa held court to meet the children, who also enjoyed seasonal games provided by Santa’s elves.  Christmas Trees were auctioned off, and the Marines collected 6 boxes for ‘Toys for Tots”.  Downstairs at Town Hall, additional elves from the Ipswich-Rowley Rotary Club were on hand to prepare and serve food.  Even the Grinch had two green thumbs up for this fun event. 
The ‘Jingle Bell Walk’ is an annual gift to the town from Ipswich High School Interact, a school based club of community service minded young leaders that is supported by the Rotary Club and Ipswich High School.  The event also receives strong community support, and this year’s generous sponsors are listed in the accompanying flier. 
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Santa holds court and meets with the children
Additional elves from the Ipswich-Rowley Rotary Club prepared and served food that refreshed and warmed the celebrants.
And even the Grinch himself had a great time, offering two green thumbs up in support.