Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood and Street Commissioner Tim Ryan have announced the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mike Watson Central Services Facility. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the new facility located at 700 Union Street starting at 4:00pm and will be followed with an open house and facility tours until 6:00pm.
The arrival of Santa Claus and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in downtown Mishawka on the northwest lawn of the Mishawaka Police Station on Friday, December 4th at 6:00pm.
Ring in the winter season by joining the Mishawaka Parks Department on Saturday, December 5th from 5:00-8:00pm at Merrifield Park and Ice Rink for an evening of free winter activities. Winterfest will feature free ice skating (weather permitting), visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, an outdoor movie around a bonfire, living nativity scene with petting zoo, kid's coloring contest and crafts, free cookies, hot cocoa and much more!
On December 1st, 2015, also known as "Giving Tuesday", is the 3rd Annual Salvation Army Ring-Off Challenge between Mayor Dave Wood, City of Mishawaka and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, City of South Bend. Mayor Wood can proudly say that the City of Mishawaka has won the challenge for the past two years and this year the Salvation Army has asked to involve the Mishawaka Police Department and the Mishawaka Fire Department in this challenge between the Cities and Mayor’s.