Making Spirits Bright
Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs provide Making Spirits Bright – an annual drive-through holiday lights show in Evergreen Park benefiting Sheboygan County Food Bank by collecting healthy, non-perishable food items. Admission to the park is free of charge, but donating pantry items is highly encouraged. Across the street in The Quarryview Center, visitors enjoy visits with Santa, wreath raffles, entertainment and concessions. Vintage trolleys shuttle visitors back and forth to the light show.
Making Spirits Bright is Sheboygan County Food Bank’s largest food drive! Nearly a half million pounds of pantry items have been collected since the event started in 2012.
Sheboygan County Food Bank has also received generous monetary support from Making Spirits Bright over the years including:
- $10,000 toward our first box truck and lift gate
- $25,000 for diapers and nutritional foods
- $35,000 for our first refrigerated truck to increase fresh food donations and deliveries
Making Spirits Bright also offers their venue for Sheboygan County Food Bank to hold its largest annual fundraiser the Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk.
Making Spirits Bright is open every night from November 29 through December 31 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (closed on Dec. 24) and counts on nearly 2,000 volunteers each season.
2019 goal is 100,000 pounds of healthy, non-perishable food items.
Sheboygan County Food Bank recruits volunteers for this event to help with the collection, storage, and sorting of donated food. Please email our Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Jodie Zajkowski, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in volunteering.