Illuminate Ozaukee, a drive-thru holiday light show brought to you by Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, twinkled into life Friday night at Herman A. Zeunert Park in Cedarburg.
In a year, unlike any other, over 30 local businesses and community organizations came together to decorate the park for the holidays. Together with Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, these participants sought to provide a safe way to celebrate the season while shining a light on Ozaukee Counties’ human service nonprofits.
“Illuminate Ozaukee welcomed over 700 vehicles last weekend and we couldn’t be happier with how it has come together! The support we have received from the community and our participants is remarkable. We hoped to create a light show that would bring the business and nonprofit communities together, but we didn’t expect that our hearts would be truly warmed by the effort and investments made by our participants. The show is truly a unique and fun experience as a result,”says Carissa Barnes, Executive Director of the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center.
In addition to the light show kicking off, a gentleman from Watertown used the light show for a very special engagement proposal. Illuminate Ozaukee is happy to announce she said yes.
“We are really proud of the positivity surrounding this event, and we are thrilled to be offering this event to the community,” says Barnes. “Especially in 2020, when people need it now more than ever”.
The Illuminate Ozaukee light show opened to the public December 4th and runs each Friday and Saturday throughout December, minus December 25th. For the safety of all, Illuminate Ozaukee is a little to no-contact event. Admission to the park is free, though a donation will be requested as proceeds from the Illuminate Ozaukee drive-thru holiday light show will support and illuminate the human service nonprofits of Ozaukee County.
To learn more about Ozaukee Nonprofit Center or the upcoming Illuminate Ozaukee event, please visit: ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.