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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!

 

$5,000 Lake Geneva Getaway Raffle!

Your purchase of a $100 raffle ticket allows a great chance at winning this getaway...we're limiting it to a max of 50 raffle tickets sold for this getaway! Prize package is valued at $5,000 (ALL costs of lodging, service and cleaning fees included). Raffle ends at 6:50 PM on April 13; winning ticket will be drawn from all online and night-of purchases and announced after Grand Event dinner April 13. You do not need to be present to win. (Minimum 20 tickets must be sold or your raffle purchase price will be refunded.)
 

Buy your ticket before they're gone!

 
2,800 sq. ft. house...Sleeps 20...10 Bedrooms...7.5 Bathrooms!
 
Reservations are subject to availability and will be accepted for stays from October - May. No expiration date. Restrictions include no holidays or special event weekends. (For 2019, special event weekends include April 26-28, Oct. 12-13; in 2020, Jan. 25-Feb 2 as well as equivalent April and October weekends. For dates into 2021, consult VRBO schedule).
 
You are guaranteed to enjoy your 3-day stay at the Downtowner in Lake Geneva. This property is centrally located and allows you to walk to favorite restaurants, shopping and everything that magical Lake Geneva has to offer. More info at vrbo.com/1179625

$500 Mangiami Italiano Chef's Table Raffle!

Your $25 raffle ticket puts you in the running for this unbelievable experience: four-course family style dinner for six in a private room at Mangiami Italiano, in downtown Fort Atkinson. Dinner includes appetizers, salads, pasta, entrees and dessert, all offered with expertly paired wines ($500 value). Raffle ends at 6 PM April 13; winning ticket drawn from all online and night-of purchases and announced after Grand Event dinner April 13. You do not need to be present to win.

bit.ly/MangiamiRaffle

 
 

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 (mmckenna@llhs.org)
 
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
 

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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.
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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
 

bit.ly/GE8baskets

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.