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Rick Falbab, a member of Wrangler Riders and WOHVA does an annual night ride through the Evergreen Park making spirits b...

Rick Falbab, a member of Wrangler Riders and WOHVA does an annual night ride through the Evergreen Park making spirits bright Christmas display once a year. We all bust out the rigs and decorate/light them up to help support the local Rotary club raise money and food for local food banks. 

This year, we're meeting at Holidays in Sheboygan (surprise surprise lol) around 4pm to set up. It's best to have most of your decorating done at home and just put stuff out on the rigs as we meet in the parking lot. Due to the size of our group, we will likely be gathering in the lot behind holidays which is Emil Mazey Hall so we can all park together. 

We'll be leaving the parking lot around 4:45pm and head northbound on County Y, then down to Mueller Road where we turn Eastbound. Then we turn Southbound on HWY 42 where we'll enter Evergreen Park just down the road. You'll want to tune your radio to the channel listed at the entry to listen to the music the lights are all dancing to. In the first parking lot of Evergreen Park, that's where they collect the food and pantry items so have your donations ready (money donations are at the end of the tour). 

The official website of the Making Spirits Bright event is https://makingspiritsbright.com if you want to check it out. 

What is the event?
A drive through holiday lights display choreographed to music. Vehicles of all shapes/sizes can drive the 1.2 mile route. Across the street in Quarryview Center you’ll find entertainment, concessions, Santa, wreath raffle and more.

How much does it cost?
Admission is free, however, pantry item donations are needed to help local pantries. Cash donations support future growth of the Making Spirits Bright event.

After the event, we'll meet back at Holidays for some camaraderie and Christmas cheer. This is usually accompanied by an ugly sweater mission. We might have prizes even... so do your best haha. 

Please be on channel 12 on the CBs or on Teamspeak via the phone app - https://rl4wd.com/comms/radio in the hangout channel. 

 

Rules - 

Obay traffic laws. Use your discretion of having Christmas lights on during roadway operation. While we're making sure to communicate with local law enforcement about this ride, we may not be able to get a parade permit or permission to run lights on the roadway. More details about this will be available during the event. 

Please try and stay together as best you can. This is a pretty busy event and the roads can be tough to keep everyone together. This event started with 5 rigs and is now 40+ rigs and growing. Again, obey traffic laws and don't get a ticket. 

After the event, we'll be enjoying a social hour together. Your actions speak for the whole group so this isn't an excuse to get plowed and give us a bad image. Be responsible and safe! 

 

Impact - 

Making Spirits Bright has collected over 200,000 lbs. of pantry items for the Sheboygan County food pantries since 2012.

 

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  •   Ryan Harden commented on this post about 7 months ago
    Making Spirits Bright 2018
    RL4WD ride through Evergreen Park in Sheboygan, WI to see the Christmas light display.
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  • Yah!!
    Making Spirits Bright
    Wrangler Riders just dropped an incredible donation!
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  • So we meet at holidays, take county Y to Mueller Rd past maywood park then south on 42 through the park then back up north Ave to Taylor drive and west on superior back to holidays.
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  • Darwin Belcourt will be attending this event
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  • Richard Felbab, the event promoter, came over last night and gave an update. Kohler company is providing some nice raffle prizes along with others! Best he can figure, we'll have 50 rigs in this thing! He's secured a trailer so we don't have to...
    Richard Felbab, the event promoter, came over last night and gave an update. Kohler company is providing some nice raffle prizes along with others! Best he can figure, we'll have 50 rigs in this thing! He's secured a trailer so we don't have to stop in the event to hand off the goods. We'll collect it all before the event in the parking lot.

    This event goes from town of Sheboygan to City and back to town. Rick talked with the sheriff's office and they'll try and have a deputy on site to aid with traffic. While the county police don't seem to have an issue with us having the Christmas lights on during our ride type parade thing, the CITY cops have a much different attitude and appeared to be much harder to work with.

    We were not able to secure a parade permit so running lights on the road isn't legal. I repeat you run the risk of a ticket if you turn your xmas lights on while on the public roadway. Tom De Sombre got pulled over last year while heading back with the group so yes, this is a real thing to be concerned about.

    We want to be sure this event is compliant with all laws and we want everyone to be safe, so just a heads up. We value working with local officials to keep developing a positive relationship within our riding community. We can't get trails without their help in many cases.
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