Manchester Main Street extends a heartfelt thank you for all the tremendous community support that helped make the 5th Annual Manchester Main Street “Light Up the Town” Holiday Gala a huge success. Over 125 guests attended the December 3rd progressive dinner event in celebration of this year’s Manchester Main Street accomplishments. Two venues – Cordier Auditorium and Town Life Center were beautifully transformed into holiday splendor by Manchester Rental/Warsaw Party Rental, Bill Leonhard, Lindzy Shepherd, Lori Nevil, Patty Metzger, Mary Ann Swihart and Kasie Eberly. Complimentary venue shuttle service was provided by Visit Wabash County Trolley No. 85 and Manchester University.
Local event sponsors and donors included: Batteries Plus Bulbs, Beacon Credit Union, Nettleton Education Services, Manchester University, Manchester Rental/Warsaw Party Rental, Bippus State Bank, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Tim McElwee and Linda Hansen, Crossroads Bank, Thorne Insurance, McKee Mortuary, Wildman Business Group, Edward and Martha Miller, Bill and Mary Earle, Brad Yoder and Jeanne Rhoades-Smucker, Cottage Creations, Metzger Landscaping, Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, Visit Wabash County and Mary Chrastil. Special mention goes out to Manchester Rental/Warsaw Party Rental for generously donating their time and materials to transform the Town Life Center gymnasium into a breathtaking space for dining and dancing.
Select hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chartwells were served at Cordier Auditorium and musical accents were compliments of Tim Reed. Main View created the exclusive dinner selections that were served at Town Life Center along with delectable desserts from Nordmann’s Nook. Gala guests danced the night away enjoying music by The Noise.
Attendees took home numerous silent auction treasures generously donated by: Wildman Business Group, Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, Matt & Diana Nettleton, Marie Quick, Hannah Burnworth, Frantz Lumber, Hoffman Nursery & Landscaping, Terri Eckert School of Dance, Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Nettleton Learning Service, Friends of Main Street, Batteries Plus Bulbs,
Indianapolis Colts, Midwest Eye Consultants, Allen Feeds, Metzger Landscaping, Stacey Jarrett, Nordmann’s Nook, Cottage Creations, Masters Hand BBQ, Two EE’s Winery, Strauss-Peabody Aquatic Center, Manchester Dairy Queen, Honeywell Center, Manchester Family Chiropractic, Designs At The Cabin, Harting Furniture, Stonehenge Golf Club, Brandi Chauncey, My Red Moon, Michele Marie Photography, Indiana Pacers and Rhinestones & Roses.
We are grateful for the Manchester Main Street 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, JAG and Manchester High School volunteers for their invaluable event service, staffing and clean up. Event and photo booth images were courtesy of Christine Chamberlain and can be accessed on Manchester Main Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/manchestermainstreet. For more information, visit www.manchestermainstreet.org or contact Susan Manwaring, Manchester Main Street Board Secretary, at 260-901-6670 or email@example.com.
Manchester Main Street seeks to stimulate revitalization of downtown North Manchester through economic development and historic preservation.