Monday, September 28, 2009

Judging Chowder in Ipswich

Congratulations to the Ipswich Lions on the tremendous success of this year’s Chowderfest, which took place on Saturday, September 26th. The event drew a huge crowd to the EBSCO parking lot along the Ipswich Riverwalk, where prefect weather combined with a spirited competition among chowder competitors, tremendous food offerings and strong community spirit.

Funds raised by the event will benefit local charities such as scholarships, eye and diabetes research, eyeglass recycling and hearing aid projects. The event was sponsored by a host of local businesses including; the Institution for Savings, EBSCO Publishing, TD Banknorth, Mass Lions Eye Research, and the J&C Entertainment of Ipswich.

I was pleased to perform guest judging duties along with fellow panelists Representative Brad Hill, Congressman John Tierney, WRKO Talk Show Host Todd Feinberg and others.

A few photos of the judges hard at work are featured above and below this post.