St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. announces 32nd annual winter ball karneval

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis-Stuttgart Cities, Inc. (SLSSC) announced its 32nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval event which will be celebrating the organization’s 59th anniversary.

This year’s Winter Ball Karneval theme is Hollywood Red Carpet. It will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel (9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Mo 63134).

The annual karneval is a major fundraiser event for SLSSC that brings members, guests, patrons and corporate sponsors together for a “fun-filled” night, in the spirit of Mardi Gras season and in true German fashion. The Winter Ball Committee has planned a “Hooray for Hollywood” experience for those who attend this year’s event which is anticipated to draw nearly 400 guests.

The evening’s festivities will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm and will include a 3-course dinner, live music by Übercool, a raffle and silent auction and more. SLSSC encourages its guests to dress as their favorite Hollywood celebrity, black tie optional.

Following the conclusion of the Winter Ball will be a ticketed After Party from 11:30 pm to 2:00 am at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. The After Party will have German food and Gemütlichkelt, German beer and wine and live entertainment from the SLSSC band.

The annual Winter Ball fundraiser helps to foster business, education and cultural changes between the cities. According to a new release, the SLSSC has been made up of German natives, business executives, former students, Americans that have visited Germany before and for the love of German culture.

Funds raised through the Winter Ball Karneval support the organization’s cultural, educational and business/trade events and programming for both the members and the general public. Activities include student exchanges; scholarships and educational grants which enable high school and college students, educators and business interns to study abroad.

This year’s 32nd Annual Winter Ball Planning Committee includes Winter Ball Chair Alyssa Vukovic; Susanne Evens; Harrison Billy; Paul Costigan; Barbara Dressel; Sven Fickeler; Dorris Keeven-Franke; Boris Kaupp; Mike King; Linda Kurz; Wilma Prifti; Bob Roeder; Helga Thalheimer; Ilona Wilken and Patrick Worzer.

Vukovic and Evens will serve as the event’s Co-Emcees on Saturday, February 9th.

SLSSC 32nd Annual Winter Ball Carnival/SLSSC

Tickets to the 32nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval “Hollywood Red Carpet” are $85 per person, including complimentary parking and breakfast the next morning. The After Party tickets are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting Harrison Billy at 314-609-6734.

SLSSC is looking for sponsorships at various levels from $350 up to $2,000. For sponsorship details, contact Susanne Evens at or 636-530-1010. Current sponsors of the Winter Ball include The Missouri Humanities Council, Autohaus BMW, Urban Chestnut and AAA Translation.

SLSSC is also looking for donations for the event’s silent auction. Those interested in providing a donation should contact Auction Chair Wilma Prifti at or 314-825-0389.

St. Louis-Stuttgart (Germany) Sister Cities is St. Louis’ oldest Sister City which was started as a nonprofit in 1960. SLSSC is now an international organization that obtains a high profile in the St. Louis community through the participation in local ceremonies, conventions and festivals. SLSSC is also united with St. Louis’ other sister city groups and international Sister City Groups through the office of the St. Louis World Trade Center.

More information about sponsorships and donations for the 32nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval “Hollywood Red Carpet” can by found by contacting the SLSSC organization at 636-530-1010 or Additional details can also be found at the SLSSC website,