Many in the Capital City know Stephani Register through her roles as either Trenton’s Principal Planner or as a Worship Director at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Stephani’s commitment to Trenton and its people is profound, but it goes o-ne step further.

Register founded “Recovery Is Essential” (RIE) a little over a year ago to celebrate those who are living their lives clean and sober despite some past troubles. The idea came about as she realized there are numerous support groups but no events or gathering that actually celebrate a clean lifestyle and provide individuals with an opportunity to socialize and enjoy events without past troubles becoming a focus.

Recovery Is Essential was founded as a sole proprietorship that hosts events and sells products celebrating a clean and sober lifestyle. Visit to find shirts and coffee mugs emblazoned with the “RIE” logo.

Proceeds from these items go towards helping the organization carry out its mission through activities like hosting “Let’s Talk Recovery” events and helping the proprietorship put on its first major event, the 1st Annual Recovery Is Essential (RIE) Sober Soiree.

1st Annual Recovery Is Essential Sober Soiree

On Saturday November 3rd everyone is invited to join RIE from 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Historic Masonic Temple on 100 Barack Street as Register celebrates 25 years of sobriety along with celebrating others in their journeys wherever they may be.

As Stephani puts it, “This is a ‘black tie affair’ so that means, ladies get out your prom dresses and/or old ball room gowns, and fellas this is the time to get your tuxedos ready and to jam in style!”

The event will feature music, mocktails, dance performances, picture booths, vendors, and more. Tickets are only $50 with many tickets being sponsored or donated. To purchase tickets or to donate a ticket you can visit

In addition to hosting a clean and positive event that promotes a clean and healthy lifestyle, RIE seeks to give back to the community. Proceeds from the event will go towards benefitting efforts of those who have supported RIE and its founder such as the Westminster Presbyterian Church Dance Divas, I Am Trenton, and Planned Parenthood.

Recovery Is Essential is providing an essential role in the community and helping many lead a cleaner and healthier lifestyle.

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Recovery Is Essential 1st Annual Sober Soiree taking place on Saturday November 3rd from 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Historic Masonic Temple, 100 Barack Street.



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