July 4, 2022

Essex Rotary Club Shad Bake Raises $10,000 for Local Programs

Left to Right: From the Essex Rotary Club: Incoming President Glenn Herman; President John Mulligan; Diana Harbison, Director; Bake Master Joseph Shea.

About 450 people recently attended the 53rd Annual Shad Bake and Family Day which recently took place at the Essex Elementary School in Centerbrook, Connecticut.
“The event is a great family day and a wonderful community event,” said Essex Rotary Club President John Mulligan. “We couldn’t be happier about this year’s Shad Bake which raised $10,000 for local programs.” 
“This year’s event was a nice success,” said Bake Master Joseph Shea. “We invite everyone to join us next year and participate in this great Connecticut tradition which kicks off the start of summer. We encourage people to buy their tickets early by login on to essexrotary.com,” added Shea.
The Shad Bake and Family Day has established a reputation as one of the most anticipated events in the Connecticut shoreline. The event is one of the major fundraisers organized by the Essex Rotary Club.  Essex Rotarians are dedicated to raising funds for their community and all proceeds from the event will go to the Essex Rotary Foundation which supports the Club’s various charitable endeavors including scholarships for area students, as well as a variety of local, national and international assistance projects.
2011 event sponsors included AJ Shea Construction LLC, AAM (Advisors Asset Management), Jeffrey N. Mehler CFP LLC, Gerald S. Tarre, and Wells Fargo.