Rotarians, Board of Directors Thank All For “Making Spirits Bright”

Upon completion of a milestone fifth year it is with over flowing hearts that we a sincere thank you to all who assisted in the 2016 “Making Spirits Bright” event. 21,100 vehicles passed through the gates of Evergreen Park and 76,332 pounds of pantry items were generously donated to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.

Thanks again to our $5000 sponsors, Festival Foods, Grover Family Foundation, Rockline Industries, Frank G and Frieda K Brotz Family Foundation and Brenda Potter 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 of the displays. Thank you to the over 1500 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 a memorable experience; and in some of the most challenging weather situations imaginable.

Appreciation would not be complete without noting our Making Spirits Bright committees, whose members continue to give their time and talents throughout the year to further improve all aspects of the event.

Gerry Plehn-Making Spirits Bright
Steering Committee Chair

Wreath Raffle Winners

We would like once again thank our thirteen wreath decorators who donated their time and talent to provide wreaths for the 2016 raffle. The following are our winners:
Wreath Wreath Designer Winner
1 Laura Gumm Peter Salnick
2 Sandy Weeks /Terri McAdams Julie Hersant
3 Lisa Olson Kelley Prevenas
4 Doris Weber Mike Paushik
5 Joyce Babel-Worth Jenna Oviatt
6 Carol Rokicki Gerry Plehn
7 Anne Schroeder Amanda Zivkovic
8 Linda Neil Kathy Barman
9 Wendy Schobert Jake Stephenson
10 Caan Floral & Greenhouse Gerald Vatland
11 Doreen & Ashlin Westera Doris Wavrunek
12 Lakeshore Garden Club Laura Van Why
13 Ann Darling Marla Yurk

2016 Volunteer Restaurant Gift Card Winners

Each year, hundreds of businesses, organizations, churches and individual volunteers provide their time and talents toward the operation of Making Spirits Bright. In appreciation of this service, we enter all volunteers into a raffle for the opportunity of winning a gift card to one of the many restaurants that provide food to our volunteers before, during and after our event. The following are our 2016 recipients:
Craig Anderson Carol Carriveau
JoAnn Dassow Sharon Differt
Lynn Ditter Dominic Eatherton
Gordy Hubbard Roseann Koenig
Luanna Lawrence Charlie Loeffler
Carol Neal Keri Olenhoff
Allyson Olivier Dan Olivier
Cheryle Pohlman Jenn Prange
Bernell Redeker Steve Schmitt
Cathy Theobald Deb Wente
Jeff Wessel Amanda Western
John Wiegerling Eric Zufelt

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 2016! 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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What’s New in 2016

160 String Light Curtain in Polar Bear Playground

Redesigned Elf Choir with Director and Musical Notes

More Colored Spot Lights in Northern Lights and Glistening Grove Areas

•	160 String Light Curtain in Polar Bear Playground

•	Redesigned Elf Choir with Director and Musical Notes

•	More Colored Spot Lights in Northern Lights and Glistening Grove Areas

Lollipops in Candyland

Snoopy decorating his doghouse

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Lollipops in Candyland

o	Snoopy decorating his doghouse

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree