WELCOME TO MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT – YEAR NINE


Welcome To

Making Spirits Bright 2020 in Sheboygan

Making Spirits Bright

Holiday Greetings

The drive-thru holiday lights show at Evergreen Park in Sheboygan will take place however without Quarryview Center.

Our lives have been impacted greatly due to the emergence of COVID-19 earlier this year. Isolation, wearing of masks, events cancelled, businesses closed or impacted, virtual classroom instruction, jobs lost or working from home, and, in some cases, illness and death.

We are pleased that Making Spirits Bright can go on since, by the nature of the event, we can provide social distancing and an outdoor atmosphere for individuals and families to enjoy. All our volunteers are following the guidelines necessary to provide a safe event. The component that does have group gathering, Quarryview Center, is not a part of this year’s event. However, orders are still being taken for the annual memory ornament through our website and various newspaper ads. We are accepting letters for Santa in the park in the red mailbox at our Post Office display and children may listen to Christmas stories being read by Santa on our website and through Facebook. There may also be sightings of Santa near the Post Office display, so please check our Facebook page for alerts.

The pandemic prevented an early start for building new displays this year but the “elves” at the workshop have feverishly been working to compensate for that lost time. You’ll see a noticeable change over the next few years on the north end of the park, along the river, as it is being transformed, in part, to be a “movie themed” area.

As always, our objective is to collect much needed pantry items for Sheboygan County Food Bank. As you might imagine, their need to help families has increased exponentially due to job cut-backs or losses. We are hopeful, that through the generosity of all who visit this year’s event, our aggressive goal of 150,000 pounds of pantry items will be reached. No other food drives were held this year.

Many thanks to all sponsors and volunteers, in so many facets, who help brighten the holidays for Sheboygan County and beyond.

May you all find joy and respite with your families during this special time of year.

Cordially,

Gerry Plehn

President of the Board


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Father Christmas Celebrates the Joy of Giving

Although Quarryview Center will be closed because of COVID-19, Father Christmas will be reading Christmas stories during our event.  Children can also mail their letters to Santa in the park this year in the red mailbox by the Post Office display.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of

150,000 Pounds of Pantry Items

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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Volunteer


We need your help in 2020! 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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Sponsor/Donate


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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