The Lights Display

The three Rotary clubs of Sheboygan County are proud to announce the 10th annual Making Spirits Bright holiday lights display in Evergreen Park. The lightship will be open every night from November 26th through December 31st, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. (closed on Dec. 24). Admission to the park remains free of charge. However, donations to the Sheboygan County Food Bank are highly encouraged.

Quarryview Center

Quarryview Center, across from Evergreen Park, will be open Friday-Sunday nights from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. through December 19th.  Stay tuned for more information.

Event Goal

Our objective is a twofold – collect pantry items for the Sheboygan County Food Bank and provide an exciting, affordable and quality family event.

 

In a year of isolation, cancellations, and health concerns due to a pandemic, Making Spirits Bright, the annual holiday lights show in Evergreen Park proved to be a means for entertainment that was safe and could evoke joy in the hearts of so many.

One of the main objectives of the event has been to collect desired items for Sheboygan County Food Bank. This year needs were at an all time high due to the effects of Covid-19 so a challenging collection goal of 150,000 pounds was set – a 50% increase from 2019. We are so happy to report that we exceeded that goal gathering 157,140 pounds.

Making Spirits Bright

Thank you seems inadequate to those who made it possible to provide the event in 2020. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, the Grover Family Foundation and Brenda Potter at the $10,000 level who continue to be our Premier supporters. Additionally, at the $5000 tier, we recognize Frank G. & Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation, Masters Gallery Foods, Rockline Industries, Festival Foods, Curt G Joa, Meijer, Johnsonville, Kohler and Wayne and Pat Sather. Over 40 other businesses and individuals contributed to this support.

Appreciation is extended to hundreds of volunteers who willingly manned various posts in the park each night which include our park captains, volunteer trailer hosts, cash counters, truck drivers, and park attendants.

Making Spirits Bright could not be possible without the dedication and passion provided by our various steering committees, barely taking two weeks off each year to begin the planning process anew. Their expertise, selfless hours, and ongoing excitement make the lights show one of the best in the state drawing attention from many out of the area visitors. We can’t be prouder or more appreciative of their efforts.

And thank you to the visitors who were so generous with pantry items and cash contributions, making this the best in our nine- year history

Anyone interested in becoming involved, please contact us through our website www.makingspiritsbright.com.

Gerry Plehn

Making Spirits Bright

Steering Committee Chair

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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