December 10th, 2014 | No Comments
Manchester Main Street (MMS) extends a heartfelt thank you to all the tremendous community support that helped make Saturday’s 3rd Annual MMS “Light Up The Town” Holiday Gala a huge success. Over 150 guests attended the December 6 sold out progressive dinner event in celebration of this year’s MMS accomplishments. The evening could not have been possible without venue hosts Sam and Ann Snyder and Mark Phillabaum. Their three historic downtown buildings – Union Trust Bank, Louie Soda Shop, and the former Marshall and Ritz Theaters – were beautifully transformed into holiday splendor by Bill and Denise Leonhard, and Kent and Lisa Ulrey.
Local event sponsors and donors included: Batteries Plus Bulbs, Manchester Rental, Midwest Poultry Services, NiMa, Beacon Credit Union, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Manchester University, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Timbercrest Senior Living Community, Joan Fahs, William Hankee, DDS, INGUARD, Edward and Martha Miller, Leland and Angilee Beery, Crossroads Bank, Bill and Mary Earle, Manchester Realty, Nettleton Educational Services, Randy and Sharon Fruitt, J.L. Hawkins Family Farm, Manchester Family Dentistry, Don and Sue Meyer, Robert and Sandra Orn, and John and Jill Sanders.
Special mention goes out to Manchester Rental for generously donating tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, and other event decorating needs. Please visit their North Manchester store or website at www.manchesterpartyandtoolrental.com for all your rental needs.
Union Trust Bank and Louie Soda Shop’s select hors d’oeuvres were prepared by Main View and Zook’s Café. KenapocoMocha, Main View, and Zook’s Café created exclusive dinner selections. Delectable desserts from Nordmann’s Nook and Manchester Marketplace were served at the former Marshall and Ritz Theaters. Specialty drinks were provided by Main View. Musical accents and infectious dancing were courtesy of Marilyn Mason directing the Manchester Junior-Senior High School Choir Quartet, Tim Reed, and DJ Paul Howard. And, Gala guests took home numerous one of a kind silent auction treasures generously donated by area businesses and artisans.
We are grateful for the MMS Board members, countless volunteers and event attendees who played a huge role in creating a memorable night out on the town. In particular, we would like to thank the North Manchester Key Club for their invaluable event service staffing and clean up. Holiday Gala organizers were Stacey Jarrett, Susan Manwaring, Matt Nettleton, Renata Robinson, and Tracy Trump. Event and photobooth images were courtesy of Christine Chamberlain, Lori Myers, Susi Stephan, and Kimberly Baer. Event photos can be viewed, purchased or downloaded at www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-jWVQD. Gala event photos can also be accessed on facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthManchesterHolidayGala. For more information, visit MMS’ website or contact Renata Robinson, MMS Executive Director, at 260-901-6045 or email@example.com.