Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has announced Corporals Matthew Porter, Scott Robinson, Nathan Wojtysiak and Zach DeGeyter as recipients for "Officers of the Third Quarter."
The arrival of Santa Claus and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in downtown Mishawaka, on the northwest lawn of the Mishawaka Police Station on Friday, December 5th at 6:00pm.
Join the Mishawaka Parks Department for their annual Winter Festival on Saturday, December 6th from 5:00-8:00pm at Merrifield Park and Ice Rink.
Winterfest features an evening of fun-filled, family friendly, free winter activities, including ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides/wagon rides (weather permitting), visits with Santa, ice sculpting demonstration, a live nativity scene along with a petting zoo, bonfire and complimentary refreshments (hot cocoa, cookies and popcorn). New this year is the addition of an outdoor movie as Dr. Suess’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will be shown.
As in prior years, there will be a collection point for the donation of nonperishable and canned food items for the Mishawaka Food Pantry.
Will Mishawaka keep the Red Kettle Trophy, or will South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg bring it to the 14th floor in South Bend? Your donation to The Salvation Army could make the difference! Last year, Mayor Dave Wood of Mishawaka claimed the 1st annual traveling trophy by collecting more kettle donations in one hour than Mayor Buttigieg.