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Rotarians Thank All for Another Successful “Making Spirits Bright”

We wish to say thank you to so many who contributed to the success of our eighth year.  While we had six less nights due to the lateness of Thanksgiving, we recorded just under 23,000 vehicles visiting the park and collected 98,799 pounds of pantry items for the Sheboygan Country Food Bank.

Our heart-felt thanks to our loyal sponsors. Brenda Potter and The Grover Family Foundation at the $10,000 level are our Premier Sponsors.   We would also like to thank those at the $5000 tier including Festival Foods, Rockline Industries, Frank G and Frieda K Brotz Family Foundation, Masters Gallery Foods, Curt G Joa, Wayne and Pat Sather and Meijer  as well as many others who helped us exceed our $70,000 goal.

Additionally, thanks to over 1600 volunteers without whose assistance in many different facets we would not be able to provide this event.   Thanks to those who visited the park providing much needed pantry items as well as cash donations that allow us to maintain and grow the lights display and our Quarryview activities.  Thanks also to over 60 In Kind donors, providing free or discounted services.

Last, but certainly not least, a huge thanks to our Steering Committees for their selfless time and effort all year long to ensure each year becomes a better experience.

Anyone interested in becoming involved, please contact us: HERE.

Gerry Plehn, Making Spirits Bright
Steering Committee Chair

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Volunteer to Help Create Beautiful Displays for
Making Spirits Bright in Sheboygan

Do you want to help create the beautiful displays in the park?

We are looking for volunteers to help create and update the displays for this year's show!

Work nights start in June - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 8 at the latest.

Only available once? Great! Want to help during every work night? Awesome!

All skill levels are welcome. High school age and up please! This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer hours and help make a difference in our community.

Email if you're interested!

Refrigerated Truck Purchase Most Recent Success Story of
Making Spirits Bright and Sheboygan County Food Bank Partnership

Sheboygan, WI (March 27, 2019)

New equipment offering distribution of fresh emergency food to 3,000 families made possible from growing partnership of two non-profit organizations.


Since 2012, the partnership between Making Spirits Bright (MSB) and Sheboygan County Food Bank (SCFB) has allowed SCFB to grow its organizational capacity, reach, and positive impact for hungry Sheboygan County families and residents. Through the seven-year-long partnership, MSB has collected 473,724 pounds of pantry items donated by the community during their annual drive through the holiday lights show. In 2018 alone, MSB and SCFB worked together to collect a record 100,451 pounds from the community during the holiday season.


Community Impact

Across the county, from Sheboygan to Random Lake to Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, the food pantries, staffed by volunteers and operated by organizations such as Sheboygan County Food Bank and numerous churches, are vital to helping feed our families in need.

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We need your help in 2018! There are many ways that individuals and companies can help Making Spirits Bright create another memorable and giving holiday season. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Making Spirits Bright continues to grow thanks to our generous sponsors. We are still looking for companies in Sheboygan County who would like to sponsor a holiday program that gives back. We have collected over 200,000 lbs. of pantry items for the Sheboygan County food pantries since 2012.

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