Thank you to all who visited Cedarburg throughout the holiday season, especially on Friday evenings to experience our downtown lit with over 1,000 luminaries!
Every Friday for five weeks, volunteers spent at least 4 hours each day placing and taking down the over 1,000 glowing luminaries that lined our downtown streetscape along Washington Avenue, Columbia Road, and Turner Street. The Cedarburg Merchants Organization would like to extend a special thank you to those volunteers, whose time and efforts helped create a beautiful and festive scene for our shoppers this year.
First, to Bev Beyer, Hank Beyer, and their team at Beyer’s True Value, for spending countless hours putting together sand bags, delivering bins, and organizing ideas, thank you! To Donna Erickson and her crew at From Scratch Catering, for use of their truck and catering carts, as well as expertise in planning and gathering volunteers, thank you! And to the Cedarburg Cultural Center, for use of the Kuhefuss House garage to store our over 20 bins of sand, bags, and flickering lights--we thank you all!
To the following groups and individuals who helped with the prep, set up, and take down: Cedarburg Boy Scout Troop 830, Aaron Denk, Adam Denk, Whitney Dobson, Mel’s Pig Roast, & Mary Sheffield, thank you for volunteering your time.
We’d also like to thank the following businesses that sent employees to help place and take down the luminaries on those cold Friday afternoons and nights: Amish Craftsmen Guild II, Armbruster Jewelers, Ashley’s Confectionery, Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg Popcorn Company, Festivals of Cedarburg, From Scratch Catering, Joie on Main, the News Graphic, The Olive Sprig, Pigments Art Studio, Robin’s European Cottage, Up the Creek, US Bank, & Wyndrose Fine Jewelry.
CMO truly appreciates all of the wonderful compliments and well wishes in regards to the luminaries! We are very happy to know they were so well received by the community. This was a big undertaking, but we couldn’t have done it without the help of the groups and individuals listed above.
And one final thank you: to all those who visited and shopped in Cedarburg this year, we were happy to help you, and are so glad you chose us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Cedarburg Merchants Organization, Inc. Board of Directors Anna Marie Armbruster Natasha Loos Debbie Lauer Craig Shanks Ann Denk Jim Lillie