Miracle on Bridge Street
Manawa event extended to two days
By Holly Neumann
Planning is underway for the fifth annual Miracle on Bridge Street, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9–10, in Manawa.
The family event will now be held over two days.
“We are going to incorporate the Lights of Love tree-lighting ceremony and move the Christmas Ball to Friday night,” event organizer Jamie Lane said. “It was a jam-packed day, so we felt that allowing the activities to extend into Friday would provide more opportunities for families.”
The event will kick off with a celebration at Triangle Park which will include the tree lighting, a visit from Santa, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and more.
“We are in need of a small theatrical group to help us with this,” Lane said.
Saturday’s events will include a variety of activities, including a live nativity, vintage trolley rides, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, elf bowling, cooking decorating, crafts and more.
Businesses must register by Sunday, Nov. 6, to host an activity or craft.
“We ask that all activities be free of charge, as we want to continue the tradition of offering a fun family event that doesn’t cost families anything,” Lane said. “Christmas can be hard on families, especially with finances, so it’s important to provide people with something fun and affordable.”
Any business that does not have a storefront in Manawa is still welcome to join in the fun.
“We can help you find a location to partner with you or find other sponsorship opportunities,” Lane said.
Parade seeks entries
The Miracle on Bridge parade is looking for entries. There is a $25 fee to enter and registration forms can be found by visiting tinyurl.com/MOBSparade22 or by going to the Miracle on Bridge Street Facebook page.
All proceeds go to right back into the expenses for the parade.
A side-by-side street show will also take place at the midway point of the parade and will feature holiday-themed UTVs. Anyone who owns a UTV is encouraged to register for the parade as well.
Volunteers are needed to help with setup and takedown the event. Send a message through Facebook to volunteer.
Monetary donations are always appreciated to help cover logistical expenses. Donations can be dropped off any Premier Community Bank location with the designation Miracle on Bridge Street.
Follow the Miracle on Bridge Street Facebook page for updates.