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The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2018

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the honor of coordinating the 5th Annual Hope Gala for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command featuring Mo Isom as our guest speaker. 

Mardi Gras was the theme for the 240+ guests. 

My team was amazing and what to give a Huge Shoutout to everyone:
Event Planner/Coordinator:  Main Stream Events and PR Firm
Floral Designer:  Botanique Events
Lighting and Stage Backdrop:  Stage Right Lighting
Rentals:  Big Top Entertainment
Event Photographer: Calvin Dunn
Photo areas:  RGB Imaging
VIP Decorations: Main Stream Events and PR Firm
VIP Caterer: Gourmet Gang


The Salvation Army/Kroc Center Staff provided the fabulous food
Many other sponsors provided support to help The Salvation Army and we couldn't have done it without the sponsors and the guests.   

Photo credit goes to:  Calvin Dunn

Karen Gould Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   East Coast  (757) 204-1416   www.yourmainstream.com

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   www.yourmainstream.com

San Bernardino County Farm Bureau 100th Year Event

It's been 100 years for the San Bernardino County Farm Bureau so we celebrated in a lovely setting in Mentone, CA to celebrate in style. In the heart of all the orange groves and just below the apple orchards, over 150 members and guests came out to celebrate with a catered meal, DJ, presentation and awards and topped it off with great raffle items. with a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Vendors were amazing to work with:

Catered by El Tio Alex Catering

DJ Services: KB DJ's Entertainment

Venue: Portuguese American Club

Rental company: J&M's Party Rentals

Decor team: Gayle Covey, Karen Gould Clements and Teresa Buoye

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

ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm is honored to be working alongside of ziMS Foundation to preset a family day and fundraiser. 

This event will be held on November 4, 2017, at the Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. “This event is for the entire family to come out and enjoy a Pig Pickin’ and Oyster Roast, World War I planes, live music, fireworks, photo booth, silent auction, children’s activities, and much much more. Come early and stay late and proceeds go towards ziMS Foundation.” Said Keith Zimmerman, Vice President of ziMS Foundation.

We will include live entertainment from the band, Vinyl Headlights and something different and fun for all ages will be bubble soccer and archery tag.   

Tickets available:  http://www.zimsfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2017

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the honor of coordinating the 4th Annual Hope Gala for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command featuring Olympian Lolo Jones as our guest speaker. 

Great Gatsby was the theme for the main dining for 240+ guests and Olympics in the VIP Reception. 

My team was amazing and what to give a Huge Shoutout to everyone:
Event Planner/Coordinator:  Main Stream Events and PR Firm
Floral Designer:  Botanique Events
Lighting and Stage Backdrop:  Stage Right Lighting
Rentals:  Big Top Entertainment and Distinctive Event Rental and Distinctive Event Rentals
Event Photographer: Calvin Dunn
VIP Food provided and sponsored by:  Farm Fresh Supermarket
Main Lobby Photographer:  Hampton Roads Photography
VIP Photographer:  RGB Imaging
Valet Service:  Express Valet
Ice Sculpture:  Ice Art
Golf Carts:  Peebles Golf Cars of Chesapeake
Chair covers:  Waterford Event Rentals, LLC
The Salvation Army/Kroc Center Staff provided the fabulous food
Many other sponsors provided support to help The Salvation Army and we couldn't have done it without the sponsors and the guests.   

Photo credit goes to:  Calvin Dunn

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

Magical Days at Burrage Mansion

Magical Days are special events held at the Burrage Mansion several times throughout the year. These enchanting galas are designed to bring love, hope, excitement and joy back into the lives of children who are experiencing crisis. These are kids who are facing a serious illness or who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling—all heart breaking stories. While we can’t erase the pain or suffering that has impacted their lives, we can offer these special children and their families a day full of joy and magic and happiness.  Families are nominated from within the community who have social, economic or health related crisis.

Karen Clements of Main Stream Events and PR Firm volunteered her time to be a part of this magical day.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm believes in giving back to their community and Mansion Memories is one of the organizations that they volunteer several times a year for.

Photo credit goes to Annamae Holzhauser

More about Mansion Memories:

How Do We Select Our Families? Families are nominated from within the community who have social, economic or health related crisis. Please note: Due to limited space and our goal to serve as many families in crisis as possible, we cannot accommodate grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins or friends at the Magical Day. Only Nominees selected to participate and their immediate family members may attend the Magical Day event.

How To Get Involved? We typically have over 150 volunteers to make these events a reality. From decorating to food preparation to the final clean up, our amazing volunteer workers are a crucial component to our success. Volunteer opportunities will be announced as needed for each event.

 

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

Redlands Conservancy

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the privilege to volunteer at a fabulous dinner to benefit Redlands Conservancy. Combine a tour of an elegant historic home with a delicious dinner and an exciting Silent Auction, all on a late summer evening, and the scene was set for Redlands Conservancy’s 2016 Annual Social. That’s been the formula for 23 years, and it has brought together the Conservancy’s mission of preserving historic buildings with a passion for having fun.

Since the Bottenberg house was built in 1900 for Mrs. Helen Bates by Davis Donald, the Victorian house has had only five owners including Peter and Michele Bottenberg who took over from the fourth owners, Bill and Mary Bottenberg. With six bedrooms and five baths, and a servant’s quarters, the house has a massive presence at the corner of South Center Street and Clifton Avenue. According to the Bottenbergs, it has never had significant remodeling and retains the original woodwork and most of the original lighting.

Chef Malissa Grinnals of Dining In-Style Personal Chef Service provided the fully catered dinner for the third year in a row, following rave reviews from guests. The main dish choices were tri-tip and vegetable stack and I must say, everything was amazing.

Karen Clements of Main Stream Events and PR Firm volunteered her time to be a part of this fundraiser.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm believes in giving back to their community and Redlands Conservancy is one of the organizations that they volunteer several times a year for.

 

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

Company Picnic at Hunt Club Farm

As summer comes to an end, Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinates a company picnic at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, VA. We specialize in corporate events and would love to help you plan your corporate event.

The Pavilion Tent tucked in the back of the farm was the perfect location for a quiet company picnic.   We set up a picnic buffet, fried twinkies/oreo's/ice cream, and cold beverages for all ages.  Something different at the farm was a Chicken Roundup and Lead Line Challenge with a pony and llama and that kept it lively and a Scavenger Hunt looking for clues around the farm to include paddle boats. Oh, a baby goat was born that day and we got to see it 1 minute old.

Krendl from Magical Solutions, Inc. was the DJ and he kept them playing games, trivia, and just relaxing to the music after a long summer.

Catering was done by the Mobile Pig Nic and it was great as always.

Kelly Hall  was my great assistant for the day.

Photographs taken by Karen Clements, Main Stream Events and PR Firm

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