Citizen of the Year – Peter Kelleher ~ the soupman

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Bridgewater’s Rotary Citizen of the Year

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When Peter Kelleher’s son Travis passed away after battling addiction and homelessness, Kelleher knew he wanted to help those battling the same fight Travis did. What started off as making hot soup and delivering it to the homeless in Brockton has now grown to a regional effort aimed at not just delivering soup but also backpacks, gloves, hats, health supplies, blankets and more to the homeless across the region.
Previous Bridgewater recipients: James “Ken” Moore, 2000, Geoffrey A. Domenico, 2001, Dr. Adrian Tinsley, 2002, Robert J. Stearns, 2003, Thomas Arrighi, 2004, Brian Tatro, 2005, Matthew Striggles, 2006, William Callahan, 2007, Katherine M. Doherty, 2008, Betty Gilson, 2009, Bob Wood, 2010, Marilee Kenney Hunt 2011, Shirley Krasinski 2012, Evelyn Delutis 2013, Patricia Oliari 2014, Carlton Hunt 2015, Sam Baumgarten 2016, Jim Quinn & Lisa Troy 2017
Bridgewater’s Citizen of the Year
Mark Linde, President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, announced today the club’s 2018 Citizen of the Year Awards, the nineteenth year of this important community recognition program. Community leaders are cited for making outstanding contributions to the quality of life in their communities.
This year’s recipients are:
Peter Kelleher of Bridgewater
Patricia Snow Bradbury of East Bridgewater
Timothy Hay of West Bridgewater
The awards will presented at a Dessert Reception on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at The Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater. The Grand Sponsor of the event is Bridgewater Savings Bank.
Tickets to the event are $20 each and are available by contacting the program’s chair, Bruce Marquis, at 508.378.7890 or email to him at  bruce.marquis@comcast.net. In addition, there are other sponsorship opportunities.
The net proceeds of the Citizen of the Year program are used to support the five scholarships provided to graduating high school seniors from the Bridgewaters. Over the 48 years of the club’s existence, its members have provided more than $67,000 of such assistance for higher education.
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters meets most Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. The club meets off-site on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for our Board meeting and club assembly. The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters warmly welcomes guests from all walks of life.