$75,000 in Grant Money Available for Qualifying Nonprofits
Generous monetary donations the past two years have enabled Making Spirits Bright to make up to $75,000 available to qualifying non-profit organizations. Those interested in applying, please select our “Grant” tab on our home page for qualifications and application. Deadline for applications is April 1.Apply for Grant
Rotarians Thank Thousands for “Making Spirits Bright”
As our fourth year has drawn to a close, the county Rotary Clubs and Making Spirits Bright wish to thank Dave and Sandy Sachse for continuing to be our Premier sponsors and many other businesses, organizations and individuals who helped us surpass our $60,000 fund raising goal for 2015. The lights display in Evergreen Park and the events at the nearby Quarryview Center were enjoyed by thousands.
Thanks for the 73,655 pounds of pantry items, designated for the Sheboygan County Food Bank as well as generous cash donations from the 21,600 vehicles that visited the park. We are grateful for the 600 + volunteers before, during and after the event who provided hours of selfless assistance to provide this family orientated holiday attraction. We also appreciate the City of Sheboygan- Public Works for allowing us to extend our hours to include New Years Eve for the first time.
Thanks especially to the Making Spirits Bright committees who volunteer their time all year long, continuing to improve and expand what has become a new family tradition.
Making Spirits Bright
Making Spirits Bright is a drive-through holiday lights show in Sheboygan's Evergreen Park. It is open to the public from 5:00 - 9:00 PM each night November 27 to December 31, 2015 (closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24). Admission is free. Pantry item donations, collected at the beginning of the route, are requested to help stock the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Cash donations support future growth and maintenance of this event, in addition to being distributed to local organizations through grant requests.
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends in the warmth of your vehicle when you drive the 1.1 mile forested route and enjoy animated and still displays with hundreds of thousands of lights choreographed to music heard through your radio at 89.1 FM. Experience entertainment, concessions, visits and photos with Santa, wreath raffles, and more when you visit Quarryview Center directly across from the park on Thursday through Sunday nights. Trolley rides for $2 per person are offered Friday and Saturday nights.
$75,000 in Grant Money Available for Qualifying Nonprofits
Generous monetary donations the past two years have enabled Making Spirits Bright to make up to $75,000 available to qualifying non-profit organizations. Those interested in applying, please select our “Grant” tab on our home page for qualifications and application. Deadline for applications is April 1.
Pantry Donations to Making Spirits Bright Provide Months of Supply for Those in Need Locally, Cash Contributions to be Granted
Collection matches last year’s total of 73,000 pounds, award for most pantry items collected by a volunteer group goes to RCS Empowers, up to $75,000 available for grant requests. SHEBOYGAN, WI — This year’s Making Spirits Bright lights show has passed, but the impact of pantry donations collected is having a lasting impression. Visitors to […]
2015 Gift Card Winners
Here a list of 2015 Making Spirits Bright gift card winners.
2015 Wreath Raffle Winners
Here are the winners of the 2015 Wreath Raffle held during Making Spirits Bright at Quarryview Center. Congratulations and Thank-you to all of this year’s winners.
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.Learn More...
We need your help in 2015! 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.Learn More...
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 food for the Sheboygan County food pantries since 2012.Learn More...
What's New for 2015
This year we will be open longer through the Christmas holiday season beginning November 27th - December 31st (Closed December 24th only). Our Design Team is working diligently to create new displays to keep Making Spirits new and exciting each year.
Over 20,600 vehicles visited Making Spirits Bright.
Making Spirits Bright collected and donated over 35 tons of food to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
600+ volunteers gave their time to make Making Spirits Bright a success.
Cash donations were up 50%.
Our gratitude is far-reaching, so tt is difficult to know where to begin offering thanks to all who assisted in the success of the third annual Making Spirits Bright. A total of 20,600 cars passed through the gates of Evergreen Park and 73,300 pounds of pantry items were generously donated to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
Thanks again to our three-year Premier sponsors, Festival Foods and Dave and Sandy Sachse, as well as many other returning and new donors who helped us reach our $60,000 goal for further development of displays. Thank you to all who attended and provided generous donations for the Sheboygan Food Bank, as well as cash donations to allow further enhancements to the displays. Thank you to the more than 400 volunteers from businesses, organizations and churches who selflessly provided assistance before, during and after our event to ensure all park and Quarryview Center visitors received an optimum experience.
Appreciation would not be complete without noting our Making Spirits Bright committees, whose members continue to give their time and talents to further improve all aspects of the event.
Meet your group at Quarryview Center and take a trolley ride through Making Spirits Bright. Rides available Friday and Saturday from 5:30-8:30 pm for $2.00 per person (infants ride free). The trolleys are sponsored by Cherry Creek Mortgage, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Veritas Financial, Plymouth Rotary and Drexel Building Supply.Learn More...
Unwind before the holidays with a $99 rate. For a limited time, between December 13 - 24, stay overnight in a Standard, Bunk, or Loft suite, and get waterpark passes included for just $99. *Waterpark hours vary. Please check waterpark hours before booking.
Must be 21 to book. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.Learn More...