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Grand Event "USO" Theme Wish List

As you're hunkered down from the cold, take a look around, talk to the grandparents or see if you have any of the following to donate and/or lend to LL for our April 13 auction/dinner "Called to Serve." Contact Missy McKenna (
WW II memorabilia such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Uniforms
  • Military accessories (pins, dog tags, packs, canteens, etc.)
  • Ammo cans
  • Print materials (ration cards, posters, etc.)
  • Camo netting
1940’s items such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • LIFE magazines (with WW II-type covers)
  • Women’s dresses
  • Microphones
  • Red poppies (real or artificial for centerpieces, 40)
  • White lace doilies 8”-12” in diameter
  • Small milk glass bowls, candleholders, etc.
“Americana” décor such as:
  • Bunting
  • American flags (any and all sizes)
  • Ribbons
  • Stars (Red, white or blue)
  • Fabric
General supplies:
  • Cardboard boxes (with minimal writing on the outside)
  • Camouflage netting
  • Sand Bags
  • Large packing air “bubbles” or pockets


Calling all bakers and cooks!

Be a Grand Hero and donate a dessert for GE 2019!
In line with our USO theme, the Grand Event dinner/auction will have a "Dash for Dessert Rations" that features all kinds of fancy desserts. We need bakers and cooks to commit before March 29 who are willing to get creative with dessert donations for us to use in this fun and popular part of the night April 13. Call Bari at 920-648-2321 x 2223 or see down and right for a downloadable donation form.

gift baskets

Donate a gift basket of your making

Is yours a crafty generosity? Might you or a group you're in (ladies' group at church, service group) create and donate a gift basket for the LL Grand Event on April 13? We have a sign-up form with lots of gift basket ideas (or describe your own!) at

Grand Event VIII: Called to Serve
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Lakeside Lutheran 

Our 2019 USO theme is inspired by Paul's encouragement to the Galatian Christians, 
"After all, brothers, you were called to freedom.
     Only do not use your freedom as a starting point for your sinful flesh.
          Rather, serve one another through love." (5:13)
We are grateful for your freely-offered prayers and efforts for Lakeside, a ministry with its mission to assist parents in educating, encouraging and equipping teens for life -- not just for their earthly lives, but life eternal -- when our freedom will be complete.

The night is calling!

Click here to see sponsors, browse auction items and more!

Your event ticket alone serves the Lakeside teen ministry
while you enjoy a lovely evening with friends, a delicious meal and entertainment.
$50 for a single ticket -- waitlist only
$100 for a couple ticket -- waitlist only
$500 for a "Captain" table sponsorship (8 tickets & table perks) -- sold out 
Add to the night the auctions, the raffles, the games, and it's a win-win as your socializing and support serve so many!
Other sponsorships --General, Colonel, Major, Lieutenant.
Thank you for your continued support!

Last year's sponsors generously supported us. Let's support them!


Past Years 

Our Grand Event on Apr. 7, 2018, was a grand success!
About 300 guests came “Back to School” and almost 70 students and dozens of adult volunteers worked hard—all to support Christian education—and netted about $80,000! Check out photos from the night on our SmugMug page.



Grand Event V: Walk by Faith
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Windwood of Watertown

Our 2016 garden theme was inspired by Paul's reminder in 2 Corinthians,
"for we walk by faith, not by sight."
What a lovely walk it can be when we trust in the LORD's promises. We are grateful for your prayers and efforts for Lakeside, a ministry with its mission to assist parents in educating, encouraging and equipping teens for life -- not just for their earthly lives, but life eternal -- when all believers will walk together in glorious heavenly gardens.
Grand Event IV: Anchored in Christ
On March 28, 2015, we held our 4th annual Grand Event at Lakeside Lutheran High School. The silent auction was in the cafeteria and the dinner and live auction was in the west gymnasium; the entire venue was decorated in a nautical theme.

205 guests attended the event, raising a net profit of $45,000.
Over 450 items were donated for the Silent/Live Auctions, Dessert Sail, Jewelry Treasure Hunt, Wine Pull and for event decorations.
Nearly 200 volunteers -- students & parents, faculty & staff, and Kohls Associates in Action -- made the night possible for our wonderful attendees.
Download donation and sponsorship forms here:
Download a printable ticket reservation form and mail in or drop off with a check!
Download a copy of the auction catalog here closer to the date!