Making Spirits Bright was incorporated on March 7, 2013 and was granted 501(c) (3) status on October 23, 2013. A Board of Directors was established in April 2014 for the purpose of managing the business affairs of the corporation.

While the Making Spirits Bright Steering Committee manages all displays and activities of the event; the board approves and monitors the annual budget, updates insurances and licenses and oversees the general operation of the non-profit organization. The Board of Directors is made up entirely of members of the three county Rotary


Geraldine Plehn – President

Gregory Liebig – Vice President

Kenneth King – Secretary

Donald Martens – Treasurer


Peter Dietz

Tom Henning

Ron Navis

Michael Roth

Eric Sandvig

Robert Vander Schaaf

Donna Wendlandt


Purpose and Mission of the Organization

To provide charitable and humanitarian services for the residents of Sheboygan County including the collection and distribution of food.

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