Sunday, February 16, 2020

OYC Chili Cook-Off 2020!

For the 5th consecutive year, SSE was excited to DJ & MC the Oasis Youth Center’s annual Chili Cook-Off!  Competitors brought their tastiest recipes to the Parkway Chateau for a hot and spicy afternoon of fun!  Fantastic raffle prizes, silent auction items, and awesome tunes made for a wonderful event.  The mission of the Oasis Youth Center is to provide a safe place for recreation, academic assistance, and community involvement for the youth of Kenosha.  Guests came out in droves to support this worthy cause - it was the biggest and best turnout yet!  Thanks to Amber, Amy, and everyone who worked so hard to put together this great fundraiser.  “Feel The Heat!”

Saturday, February 15, 2020

From Malawi To The Midwest!

SSE returned to The Stella Hotel & Ballroom for the wedding celebration of Joe & Khells!  Family and friends of our beautiful bride traveled all the way from Malawi, Africa to take part in the festivities.  Joe was really hoping for pleasant temperatures and some freshly fallen snow for the big day.  The weather couldn’t have worked out more perfectly for everyone!  Following the afternoon ceremony, guests made their way to the ballroom for cocktails and fellowship.  A rousing grand march introduction kicked things off, with four separate songs used to welcome the wedding party!  Plans came together for this celebration quickly, and it was exciting to watch the details fall into place throughout the evening.  Big thanks to Catherine and her team at The Stella for all of their assistance, we couldn’t have done it without them.  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. N.!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Night To Shine 2020!

Made possible by the generous support of the Tim Tebow Foundation, “Night To Shine” is an incredible prom night experience for people with special needs.  For the fifth consecutive year, SSE was honored to perform for our guests of honor at Shoreland Lutheran High School!  Our Kings and Queens enjoyed a red carpet entrance, friendly paparazzi welcome, limousine rides, hair & makeup stations, karaoke, and of course…a packed dance floor!  Very special thanks to all of the student volunteers, parents, and faculty for working so hard to put together such a memorable event.  Spreading God’s love to everyone…Shine On!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Relay For Life Kickoff!

The Relay For Life of Racine kicked off their 2020 season with a special event in Downtown Racine!  The Brickhouse on Main St. was rockin’ as the Event Leadership Team welcomed this year’s team captains and participants.  Attendees enjoyed drinks and appetizers as they learned about what they can do in the fight against cancer. We heard inspiring words from cancer survivor Julie, and just how important it is to continue raising funds for research, treatment, and care.  We gave away some great door prizes, had a big winner in the 50/50 raffle, and presented our Event Lead Amy with token of appreciation for everything she does for the Relay For Life of Racine.  The “Purple Reign” has just begun!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Family Adoption Celebration!

SSE was honored to take part in one of our most personal and touching celebrations ever!  Friends and family gathered at Circa on Seventh in Kenosha for Maelyn’s adoption party.  An amazing journey of love and perseverance was recognized on a night we’ll never forget!  Two separate video presentations told the story of this new family, and brought tears of joy to everyone’s eyes.  Guests enjoyed beverages and a delicious buffet dinner, while the younger crew had fun with games and activities in the balcony.  Following prayers of thanksgiving, a special sand ceremony symbolized this new family unit coming together as one.  We celebrated by cutting loose and dancing the night away!  Thanks to Gisela, Brad, Kelsey, Emiko, and everyone who came out to give their best wishes to these wonderful people.  Congrats to you all from SSE!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tangled Up In You!

Our first wedding celebration of the new year was a big success!  Stein Farms in Salem, WI was the site of Cameron & Courtney’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception.  We started early in the day to set up our gear in two separate locations at this unique venue.  The ceremony was absolutely beautiful - there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!  Following the vows, guests made their way into the bar and reception area, while the ceremony space was converted into the dining hall.  An exciting grand march kicked off the next portion of our evening, followed by some touching speeches by the wedding party.  Our bride and groom took the stage for their first dances, and before long it was time to head back to the bar for the remainder of the night!  Big thanks to Clem and the crew at Stein Farms, and a very special thank you to Cameron & Courtney’s families for their warmth and hospitality.  Congrats to the new Mr.& Mrs. M.!