Posted by Bob Wicks on Dec 03, 2022
Ipswich High School Interact will hold its annual 'Jingle Bell Walk' to welcome Santa to Ipswich on December 10th, from 11 am to 2 pm. 
The walk begins with Santa’s arrival at Town Wharf in Ipswich, after which the Interact elves and gathered town residents will begin a celebratory walk along Water Street to Ipswich Town Hall.  Along the way, Santa will be accompanied by celebrities such as ‘Buddy the Elf’, and ‘The Grinch’.    
At Town Hall, Santa will greet children 11 and under, and their families, while Interact members host games in Santa’s Village.  Food will be provided by the Rotary club in the Council on Aging facility on the ground floor.  Additional seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Ipswich High School String Quartet, which includes members from the award winning Select Chamber Orchestra.
Unwrapped gifts for ‘Toys for Tots’ will be accepted throughout the event by Interact members and officers from the Ipswich Police Department.  Additional activities include holiday craft making and a raffle.    
Raffle prizes include a 10th generation iPad with iPen, generously donated by the Institution for Savings.  Other prizes were donated by local shops and restaurants.     
Ipswich High School Interact is a service organization sponsored and mentored by Ipswich-Rowley Rotary and the Ipswich Public Schools.  The club encourages youth to become leaders in the community.  Long-time Interact advisor Keith Harris added that ‘I get to see them grow as leaders.  It’s fun to watch their enthusiasm as they create something new every year’.
Funds raised during this event will be donated to a local charity chosen by Interact.  In the past, they have contributed to groups such as Care CMT41 and Ipswich Caring.
Mark the date, and join the fun at the Wharf on Saturday.