Scenes from this year's Soupstock

Julia Bosset Gargano of Julia Jane Studios  took some great photos from this past weekend's Soupstock, and are shown in the slideshow and in the body of the article.

Soupstock is the annual fund-raiser for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, and this is the first calendar year as a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

The Shelton-based fund supports arts programs in the Valley, including at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

The fund was started by Michelle and Fred Bialeck, along with Michelle’s brother Joe Maganello. Michelle and Joe wanted to honor their grandmother, the late Mary Schmecker, who was an instructor at the Boys & Girls Club in Shelton.