The Salvation Army Hope Dinner 2019

Another great year to support The Salvation Army in their annual fundraiser.

This year the theme was "Nashville Country" and the inspired Damien Horne direct from Nashville. His words, I feel like I am back in Nashville" and his story is amazing.

A special shout out to all my amazing vendors.

Lighting: Stage Right Lighting 
Designer: Botanique Events
Rentals: Big Top Entertainment
VIP Caterer: Kroger
Event Coordinator/designer: Main Stream Events and PR Firm
Photographer: RGB Imaging

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My special thank you to my Team
Karen, Erin, Kelly, and Stefanie.

Karen Gould Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   (757) 204-1416

ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure to work the ziMS Foundation on their first ziMS Flight Fest. 

"The ziMS Foundation was founded by Washington Nationals’ All-Star First Baseman Ryan Zimmerman in 2006.  The event was held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA, which was a terrifically unique venue.  Not sure where else you can find autographed baseball jerseys in the same room as nearly 100 year old aircraft!  The event spanned from 2pm – 7pm, was fun for the whole family, and helped to raise money for a wonderful cause – the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Many athletes “support” a charity, but it’s really admirable to see how much Ryan cares about his foundation’s work and the cause behind it.  In fact, Ryan is consistently very warm and accommodating at ziMS events.  He takes time to chat with each guest, take pictures, and even sign autographs. 

I’m not sure anybody knew what to expect with the first annual Flight Fest.  It was definitely more of a “family friendly” event than past events – it included activities and games for the kids like “bubble soccer” and face painting, a photobooth, and a live band (The Vinyl Headlights, who were very good!).  Entrance to the event included all you can eat food and drink.  The food and drink featured a pig roast barbecue with accompanied side dishes, oysters, funnel cakes and fried oreos, and soft drinks and beer and wine!  The evening concluded with an impressive fireworks show as well.

Of course, while we all had fun and enjoyed the day, we were there to raise money for the ziMS Foundation as well.  Ryan presented a check for $200,000 to go towards research and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  The event held a silent auction with over 100 items up for bid, and a new software interface that allowed all bidding to be performed via cell phones.  There was also a raffle, in which a signed Zimmerman jersey, a cruiser bike, and a 55” television were all raffled away to three lucky winners." Christopher Nahlik

We had amazing sponsors and we can't thank them enough for supporting ziMS Foundation and landing a cure for MS.

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure of bringing in great vendors such as Military Aviation Museum, Affordable & Luxury Event Rentals, Mobile Pig-Nic Catering, Catering Concepts, Ice Art, Vinyl Headlights, Hampton Roads Combat Games,  Hoffman Beverage, Boardwalk Photobooth, Zambelli Fireworks, Jody's Popcorn, HERR's Snacks, Spivey Rentals, Kenyatta Osby, Special Event Providers of Emergency Medicine, Sunbelt Rentals,  and Event Staffing, Inc.

Photo credit goes to Bryan Brough of Eye Captures Photography and Dave Chance of Dave Chance Photography



A few kind works:

"You put together a first class event and I implore everyone to take their time and money and support such a worthy cause.  You won’t be disappointed! " 
Christopher Nahlik

"Just a note to tell you how much we loved the ziMS Flight Fest.  So many families and  kids really made it special.  The face painting, silent auction, raffle and archery were outstanding.  Most of all, Bill (one of our sponsors) loved riding in the vintage WWII plane. The food was deliciious and the staff so helpful.  It really sets a high bar for family fun and entertainment.  Thanks so much for all you do to fight MS. Raising so many dollars is a tribute to the entire family.  Our compliments"  Jane and Bill Hoover

"My family and I had such a great time during ziMS Flight Fest. The airplane ride was such an amazing experience for my daughter and husband. The fireworks show at the end was a great way to end the night. We look forward to attending next year."
Meagan Parker- TowneBank


Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2015

This was a Black Tie Event for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm designed and coordinated their Hope Gala 2015.  This is there 2nd annual and we are honored to have coordinated both of them.  We had 375 feet of Red Carpet and a beautiful archway filled with ice and flowers that the guests walked through as they arrived inside the main lobby.

It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

Emmitt Smith was our Key Note Speaker and what a story he has.

Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events from the uplighting, stage washes and spandex circles, to the beautiful colored lanterns hanging from the center of the basketball court. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life. They were also a sponsor and so appreciate your generosity and flexibility.  They also provided the spandex for the VIP stage backdrop.

Botanique provided the beautiful linens, napkins, and centerpieces and was such a delight to work with. She also sponsored the acrylic arch and flowers in the main lobby.   It was so beautiful to walk through and was a great addition to the ice.

Big Top Entertainment provided the VIP/outside red carpets, stanchions, velvet ropes, bar, and amazing black velour backdrop on the stage to the pipe and drape around the basketball courts.

Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided and sponsored the VIP pictures with Emmitt Smith for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.

Ice Art - created the two amazing ice pillars with The Salvation Army Shield.  All-Star Photobooth provided and was a sponsor the photos in the main lobby.  Express Valet - provided and was a sponsor for Valet Service.  Waterford Event Rentals, LLC - worked with us on the spandex chair covers and the bands.  Whiting Turner - sponsored the rest of the red carpets.  Wow, 350 feet of red carpets inside the building.  Calvin Dunn Photography - sponsored the event photography and the amazing pictures.

Couldn't have done it without my wonderful friends who assisted me:  Our awesome team Karen Clements, Kelly, Christina, Sandy, Laura, Jo, Laurie, Linda.

Thank you.


Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084