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Making Spirits Bright Presents Sheboygan County Food Bank with $10,000 Check

“Making Spirits Bright makes a second donation to the Food Bank.”

SHEBOYGAN, WI—March 1, 2018 — On February 23, 2018, Making Spirits Bright presented a $10,000 check to the Sheboygan County Food Bank to assist with the Food Bank’s efforts to help hungry Sheboygan families in need. Gerry Plehn, Making Spirits Bright Board President, awarded the check to Eric Zufelt, Sheboygan County Food Bank Board President. The cash donation was in addition to over 80,000 pounds of pantry items donated by visitors to the 2017 holiday-season Making Spirits Bright drive-through lights event.

Making Spirits Bright presents $10,000 to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.

Participants from left to right: Sue Dennis, SCFB Board Secretary; Greg Liebig, MSB Board Vice President; Gerry Plehn, MSB Board President; Eric Zufelt, SCFB Board President; Lauren Smith, SCFB Communications & Development Coordinator; Patrick Boyle, SCFB Executive Director

Making Spirits Bright is provided by the three Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs as a service to the communities they serve and beyond. The success of the event is sustained by over 12,000 hours volunteered by businesses, churches, organizations and individuals as well as in-kind donations and local and out-of-town sponsors.

Rotarians Thank All for a Record Setting “Making Spirits Bright.

“A record-setting 23,300 vehicles visited the park and Sheboygan County Food Pantry donations totaled 80,721 pounds.”

SHEBOYGAN, WI — January 12, 2018 We wish to pay tribute to so many who made our sixth year a huge success. We had a record setting 23,300 vehicles visit the park and Sheboygan County Food Pantry donations totaled 80,721 pounds.

Our heartfelt thanks to our loyal sponsors. Brenda Potter, at the $10,000 level, has increased her support each year to become our premier sponsor. We would also like to thank those at the $5,000 tier including Festival Foods, Rockline Industries, Grover Family Foundation, Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation and Master’s Gallery Foods as well as many others who helped us surpass our $70,000 goal.

Additionally, thanks to close to 2,000 volunteers without whose assistance in many different facets we would not be able to provide this event, some in severe weather conditions. 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 Quarry activities. Thanks also to over 80 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 Gerry Plehn at 920-234-2292.

Gerry Plehn, Making Spirits Bright
Steering Committee Chair

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 2017! 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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