Press Releases

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, […]

2016 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 […]

Rotary’s Making Spirits Bright Presents Donation to Lakeshore Community Health Care

Lakeshore Community Health Care recently received $5,000 from the Making Spirits Bright, Inc. organization. Gerry Plehn, president of the Making Spirits Bright Board of Directors, and Richard Chesebro, president of Sheboygan Rotary Foundation, presented the check to Kristin Blanchard, CEO of Lakeshore Community Health Care. (photo attached) Making Spirits Bright made the grant as part […]

Making Spirits Bright Donates to Sheboygan County Food Bank and Meals on Wheels

Two community organizations helping to feed the hungry were recent recipients of donations from Making Spirits Bright, Inc. On April 2, Gerry Plehn, President of the Making Spirits Bright Board of Directors, presented a check for $5,000 to Eric Zufelt, Sheboygan County Food Bank board president, and another check for $1,000 to Gerry Van de […]

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show Receives More than 35 Tons of Food

Making Spirits Bright, an annual holiday light show sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Sheboygan County, experienced an outstanding event for its third year, according to Gerry Plehn, chairperson of the event. “We are so very grateful to the community for its extremely generous support of our third year,” says Plehn. “We gathered more than […]

Making Spirits Bright takes work

Source: Sheboygan Press l By: Kali Thiel With less than a month until the start of the third annual Making Spirits Bright holiday lights display, volunteers were hard at work this past weekend readying Evergreen Park for its festive transformation. About 10 volunteers arrived at the park, starting at 9 a.m., to hang lights and […]

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show Enhanced with New Displays, Fully Lighted Route

Evergreen Park in Sheboygan will be brighter than ever before when the Making Spirits Bright holiday light show, sponsored by Sheboygan County Rotary clubs, opens on Friday, Nov. 28. Now in its third year, significant electrical upgrades in park have allowed light show designers and volunteers to create several new and more elaborate, colorful displays […]

Making Spirits Bright Launches 2014 Sponsorship Drive

Sheboygan, WI — May 9, 2014 — Launching from the initial two years of successful fundraising and operation, the four Rotary Clubs will again be presenting the drive through holiday lights show “Making Spirits Bright” from November 28 through December 27 this year. A fundraising goal of $60,000 has been set to light up the final quarter of […]

Making Spirits Bright Distributes Pantry Items

While the dazzling lights of the drive-though holiday light show are out until next season, the Making Spirits Bright organization continues to spread goodwill with the distribution of the food and pantry items collected. Over 15,000 vehicles visited Evergreen Park to enjoy this year’s light and sound display. The nearly 40,000 items collected from generous […]

2013 Show Narration

We hope you enjoy the 2013 season show. We are always looking for comments and suggestions to improve the show for future years and your vote helps the Design/Setup Team learn what the public likes best. We encourage you to vote on the 2013 show poll on this site, provide comments using the button below, […]