Sunday, November 10, 2013

First Annual Night At The Rep Fundraiser

 On November 5, 2013 Arkansas Down Syndrome Association,  Precious Baby Ministries and SW Chance Inc. successfully hosted our first scholarship fundraiser at The Rep in Little Rock.  It was an incredible night with incredible people.
The night started at 5:30 with appetizers and silent auction.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donations for our silent auction items.  We had over 30 paintings and drawings available from local special needs artists.  These pieces of art were meticulously crafted  and we were pleased to see them draw a lot of interest and good donations for the artists.
There are going to be a wonderful group of families selected to receive our first set of scholarships. We will provide more information regarding the scholarship process soon.
To all of our special need supporters, God bless you and thank you dearly for making this a success. 
The Rep Little Rock Arkansas

 Thank you to the creators of an amazing play.

Joseph Graves as Mark Rothko and   Chris Wendelken as Ken
Myself, Fred Norman, little Presley Tolliver and Robin Tolliver
We had the best little helper in town.
Thank you Miss Payton Tolliver.

Silent auction items included:
Christmas Table Basket: 8 Christmas placemats, 8 matching napkins, 8 additional Christmas placemats of different pattern, 2 candlesticks, 1 gold table runner, 1 green tree d├ęcor.
Date night package: 2 bottles of wine, 3 gourmet chocolates, 4 wine glasses, gift certificate to Packet House grill, one night at Embassy Suites, popcorn, and basket.
Salon basket:  Various salon products ($90), 1 hour massage ($70).
Family Game Night Basket: Apples to Apples board game, Uno, Dominoes, Thomas Kinkade puzzle, candy, popcorn, Scoop Dog gift certificate ($20), NACD music for motivate.
Tammy Sue's basket of handmade soaps, lotions, body butter, lip balm and washcloths.
Sports Package: one football signed by head coach Bielema, Family pack for Arkansas Travelers (tickets, drinks, hot dogs), two laser signed pictures from Buffalo Bills, two Razorback tickets for 2014 season.
Family Day Package: 4 zoo passes, 4 Museum of Discovery passes, $25 gift cert to All Aboard Restaurant, Melissa & Doug wooden train craft, $20 gift cert to Scoop Dog, NACD music CD and guide to child development and education ($75).
Disney package: 4 Disney hopper passes for one day, value $496.
Fall wreaths.
Outdoor package: 1 soft rifle carrying case, 1 decoy gloves, 1 set ankle wraps, 1 waterfowl carrier, 1 adjustable shell belt, 1 duck call, 1 Mossy Oak thermos, 1 Mossy Oak pit bag, 1 pocket knife,, 1 Tanglefree cap, 1 Primos cap, 1 doghouse ground blind.  Value $300.00. Bonus: $100.00 credit Gaston's White River Resort on 3 day/2 night stay for party of 2.

Pampered Chef:  Classic batter bowl – 2 QT,  microplane adjustable grater, garlic press, 
Twistit! Clip combo pack – 10, citrus peeler, Quikut paring knife, mix & scraper, mini serving spatula, all purpose spreader, I-slice pizza cutter.

Spa Package:  1 hour massage, 1 throw blanket, 1 “de-stress” music CD, ultra softening bath salts,
1 mani/pedi kit, 1 four in one foot wand, aloe infused lounge socks, 1 pair bath gloves,
1 fresh melon slice candle, 1 bath sponge, 1 deep cleaning masque,
2 tranquil chamomile mineral baths packets.
Picnic day basket: bottle of Post Familie juice, local raw honey, various gourmet crackers, cakes, and bread, fresh fruit, gift certificates to Scoop Dog, and large picnic basket with utensils.
Parent’s Introduction to muscle based therapy:  Includes: horn & straw kits, straw
cups, chewy tubes, straw stickers, and homework stickers...Value: $95, NACD Guide to child development & education CD’s...Value: $75, NACD music for learning CD...Value: $16.
Cabot package: Larry's pizza, Cabot Dance Academy starter pack, and Christmas wreath from Handbag Express in Cabot.
Set of 4 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra ticket and a bottle of wine from Post Familie.
Sona Med Spa facial package: $500 value.
Hot Springs package: $30 gift certificate to Applebees, 4 passes to Mid America Science Museum.
Wild River Country Package: 4 passes to Wild River Country, $20 gift certificate to Scoop Dog.
Branson, Missouri package: $400 gift certificate to Big Cedar Lodge and 2 admission passes to Silver Dollar City.
Mystery box of cash courtesy of J & M Wholesale.
20 pops for Le Pops in Little Rock, 3 large pizza's Jay's Pizza.
Dinner for 4 at chef's table-Vesuvios Restaurant...Value $1000.00
$50.00 gift certificate to Trio's Restaurant.
Artists Tables:




Grateful for all the volunteers that came to help.
Tammy with SW Chance did an amazing job, we thank her dearly.
Suzie Hicks with ADSA and Frank Glasgow with Briggs Equipment who have become very generous supporters to the Down syndrome community here in Arkansas.
Fred Norman, Suzie Hicks and DeAnne Hunt.
The Tolliver Family
The Ambeau Family minus the little Ambeau's
Fred Norman-Our Angel
Chad Ambeau, Shannon Wewers and Micah Elizabeth.
Thanks for the help Dawn Adams.
Thank you Christina Dixon for your help.

What a wonderful night.



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