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The Salvation Army’s Echelon Hosts Dinner in the Alley

Tickets to the hottest event of the summer are sold out

By - Jul 18th, 2017 10:14 am
The Salvation Army’s Echelon Hosts Dinner in the Alley. Photo courtesy of Echelon MKE.

The Salvation Army’s Echelon Hosts Dinner in the Alley. Photo courtesy of Echelon MKE.

Wauwatosa, WI (July 21, 2017) Back by popular demand, Echelon MKE presents the Dinner in the Alley, giving guests an opportunity to experience one of the most unique events ever to hit the streets… or alleyways in Milwaukee. Guests will enjoy an outdoor dinner and live music underneath the twinkle lights in one of Milwaukee’s most picturesque alleyways, Black Cat Alley, located at 2122 North Prospect Ave. Kick back, relax and have fun with 115 of your closest friends as we create an evening you won’t forget.

The alley will be lit up in red, so please dress your part and wear a piece of red clothing to help support The Salvation Army. We will have Katie Geis Fine Art donating a live painting to be painted and auctioned off at the event as well as music by local artist Isaiah Joshua throughout the evening.

Echelon Milwaukee has a vision to end homelessness; therefore, 100% of the proceeds will support the Emergency Lodge, The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter and programs, thanks to a generous contribution from Thrivent Financial. Last year’s Dinner in the Alley raised over $7,000, which provided meals and shelter for one month for three families in The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge.

6:00 pm – Social Hour

6:30pm – Live performance from a fire performer Sparky from Pyro and Penumbra

7:00 pm – Dinner by Davians

10:00 pm- midnight – After Party, Open to the Public – At Good City Brewing, 2108 N. Farwell. A $1 donation from each pour for every person wearing red clothing!

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

About Echelon
As a local chapter of the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Echelon Milwaukee is a community of 50 diverse young professionals collectively serving The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County. Echelon Milwaukee has a vision to end homelessness in Milwaukee through its support of The Salvation Army. Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation of Salvation Army volunteers and supporters by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship, networking, professional development, fundraising, volunteering and service to others. To learn more, visit

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