On Oct. 19, Judy Ingis of Longmeadow was one of four people awarded the Pynchon Medal by the Advertising Club of Western Mass. at a reception at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.
The Order of William Pynchon and the Pynchon Medal, established in 1915, are awarded annually to citizens of Western Mass. for distinguished service to the community. Recipients are nominated each year by members of the community, and are chosen by unanimous decision of the Pynchon Trustees.
Ingis was honored for founding Rachel’s Table 25 years ago. Rachel’s Table, a program of The Jewish Federation of Western Mass. and Channel 22, donates more than 400,000 pounds of food yearly to more than 40 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters.
“Judy saw a need in the community and she worked tirelessly to implement [Rachel’s Table]. She has stuck with it for all of these years, which definitely shows a passion and a commitment to the community,” said David Cecchi, chair of the Pynchon board of trustees.
CAP: Judy Ingis is presented with her Pynchon medal and proclamation from Scott Whitney, president of The Advertising Club.