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On behalf of the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville, we want to thank our community for your support and encouragement throughout the year. We are extremely honored and delighted that you chose to attend the 2024 Children’s Benefit Ball tonight. As a volunteer service organization, Junior Auxiliary relies solely on this event to fund our various projects and commitments to the community.  With our fantastic entertainment and amazing food options, we hope that you enjoy your evening and leave here knowing how appreciated you are by the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville. 


Carolyn Hottinger, President

Lauren Penney & Charleigh Albrecht, Finance Chairs 


The members of Junior Auxiliary of Russellville would like to give a special thank you to our employers, employees, spouses, and families.  Your help, support, patience, and dedication are appreciated.




Silent Auction

Complimentary Photography & 360 Photo Booth



Call to Dinner




Welcome and Remarks from President and Finance Chairs

SIlent Auction, Luxury Room, & Photo Booth CLOSE



Golden Ticket Drawing

Live Auction



SIlent, Luxury Room, Photo Booths & Concession Stand Opens

Entertainment by The Burnt CDs



Silent Auction & Photo Booths Close

Raffle Drawings

Silent Auction

Visit the True Grit Auction site to bid on Silent Auction. 

You can also view them in the Silent Auction room and purchase raffle tickets.  



Glock Handgun

$500 worth of lottery tickets

A whole processed hog

Bottle of Blanton’s original single barrel bourbon whiskey and glasses

Tickets are $5 each, $20 for 5


Family Fun

Ride on a Fire Truck

            Birthday party packages       

 Family photography sessions

ATU sports camps gift certificates



Logan’s Lodge in Hot Springs staycation

Bear Creek Cabin on Petit Jean staycation

Pamper Me

Workout sessions

Hair and beauty product packages


Maui Jim sunglasses


Home Sweet Home

Dyson V8 Origin+ cordless vacuum

Home Décor Items


For the Men 

Drill Set

LaGrue Bayou men’s clothing basket

Blackstone grill

For the Kids 

Explorer Sofa

Wiggle Car

Puzzle and toy packages

Live Auction

Please join us in thanking True Grit Auction Services for donating their auctioneer services for this year’s Live Auction.

They are also hosting the Silent Auction on their virtual platform.  

Click here to view Live Auction Items are listed in order of sale. 

Payment for auction items will be collected in the Treasurer’s Room immediately following the close of the auction.

All trips must be completed by December 31, 2024, unless otherwise noted.

All holiday weekends excluded unless otherwise noted.

All accommodations are subject to availability.




 Luxury Room


Come explore our many exquisite and exciting items in our Luxury Room. 


Leaning Willow Luxury Package


Razorback Baseball tickets & Yeti Cooler


LeeAnn’s 1 karat oval diamond & $500 gift card for mounting


Joshua’s Fine Jewelry ring

BUY IT NOW Stay and Play St. Louis

Philips Zoom take home teeth Whitening Kit

River Valley OBGYN Package

Powell Media Marketing Package


Join us on Social Media:


Use #theritz to share your photos from the night! 


Golden Raffle 

1 in 125 chance to win! The lucky winner gets $5,000 cash!

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville, Arkansas Inc

2023-2024 Executive Board

Active & Provisional Members

Associate and Life Members

Diamond Sponsors
$6,000 and Up

A special thank you to our Diamond Sponsors.

Your generous support enables Junior Auxiliary to fund programs that meet the diverse needs of our community. 
Dr. David Murphy 
Sweeden and Sweeden Florists 

Crown Circle



Dr. Carmella Knoernschild, Dr. K

First State Bank / Cynthia & Charles Blanchard


Jeff Nufer - Shoptaw, Labahn & Company


Joshua’s Fine Jewelry


Kirby Specialties Corporation


  Legends Resorts & Casino Arkansas  


Phil Wright Autoplex


River Valley OBGYN


RNR Endless Boutique


Rusty & Kathleen Stingley  


True Grit Auction Services


Vitality Med Spa



Gold Sponsors



Blackstone Construction


Friendship Community Care


Let’s Celebrate

Silver Sponsors





Centennial Bank


Conagra Foods


Funky Town Rentals


Larue Bayou Clothing Co.


Leaning Willow


Lee Ann’s Fine Jewelry


Leigh Ann & Bob Veach


LRS – Lakeshore Recycling Systems


McCrotty Doodles


Newton's Pharmacy


Powell Media Marketing


Rodriguez Cleaning LLC


Van Kleef & Vaughn


Bronze Sponsors  



Alpha Countertops


American Outdoor Sports


Brown & Brown Insurance


Caleb & Jodi Moore


Coffman Oilfield Services, Inc.


Cogswell Motors


Cornerstone Home Lending


First Security Bank


Jacqueline Gardner


Knight Electric


LCD Golf, Leslie Core-Drevecky


Mike & Debbie Bell


Omega Solutions, Inc.


Pam & Dan Fouts


River Valley Home Theatre


River Valley Title & Closing


RTI Trash Service


Russellville Country Club


The Wetzel Group with Arkansas Real Estate Collective

Friends of Junior Auxiliary 

$499 and Below

Aaron Wojtkowski


Al & Donna Harpenau

Allisynn Thomesen

Amanda Chilcoat

Andrea Coffman CPA PA

Arkansas Travelers

ATU Baseball

ATU Basketball

ATU Football

ATU Gold

ATU Softball

ATU Tennis

ATU Women’s Basketball

ATU Women’s Volleyball

Bella Rustina

Brick Oven Pizza Co

Blue Chip Ice

BMT Outdoors

Bob & Patti Gordon

Bob Roberts

Bobby & Stacy James

Bryan & Amy Daiber

Carrie Boren

Charlie Hustle Clothing Co


Chloe’s Cakes and Tasty Bakes

Chrissy Eubanks

CJ’s Butcher Boy Burgers

Claire & Bobby Joe Dunn

Colonial Flowers

Crossfit Russellville

Darhl & Linda Worrell

Dawn Combs Infinity Spa

Denali Water

Don’s Blink Photography with Sarah Lake

Douglas Lowrey

Dr Jim & Wanda Carter

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Teeter

Ed & Vickie Stingley

Fergusons Packing Company

Flat Rock Arms

Forca Martial Arts

Forever Linked AR

Formal Affairs

Funky Town Mall

Garvan Woodlawn Gardens

Georgia Carpet Mills

Grace & Kate

Haley MacIsaac

Hamilton Ave

Harold & Carol Barr

Hello Beautiful Boutique

Honeymoon Esthetics

International Paper

It’s Reigning Cookies

J Helms Photography

J&J Trucking

James & Elizabeth Sorrells

Jane’s Blessings


Jeff Carter – Farm Bureau Insurance

Jim & Chloe Lieblong

John & Carol Shoptaw

John & Leigh Whiteside

Judy Murphy

Just Dance Inc

Just Desserts

K&M Auto Detailing

Ken & Kellie Coker

Lee Roy & Sharlot Robinson

Leigh Whiteside

Lieblong Eye Clinic

Linda & Thomas Tyler

Linda Griffin

Little John Transportation Services Inc

Matt Cooper Agency Inc

McAlister’s Deli

Michelle Collins

Mid-America Science Museum

Midtown Coffee


Morgan Beck

Natural Nails

Nikki Phillips

Parkway Dental

Point Remove Brewing Co

Pottery Worx

Price’s Town and Country Store

Primerica – Gary & Pam Huggins

R&R Kennels

Randy & Kathy Phillips

Retro Roasts

Ridgewood Bros BBQ

River Valley Athletics

River Valley Realty

River Valley Tinting & Glass

Robert & Annette Holeyfield

Rose Drug of Russellville

Roy & Troylynn McSpadden

Rural Route Farms

Russellville Country Club

Russellville Family Dentistry

Russellville Fire Dept

Russellville Steel

Salon 28:6 Color Bar & Spa

Sara Lou & Cliff Goodin

Scott Family Amazeum

Serenity Skincare & Salon

Shirley Leonard

SMG Designs

Sonshine Candles & Pottery

Splash Car Wash

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Stanley & Kimberly Bradley

Strikers of Russellville

Superfast Lube

Susan Newton

Sydney Owens

Tara Abington

The Blush Poodle

The French Rose Boutique

The Hobbit House

The Lighthouse Companies

The Old Bank

The Paisley Pig by Lisa Foshee

Tommy & Linda Richardson

Tri-State Truss

Twisted Southern Roots Boutique

Urban Air of Conway

Weathered Oak Designs



Junior Auxiliary 2023-2024 Executive Board and Committee Chairs


Amanda Smith, 2023-2024 Associate to the Board


Life & Associate Members helping with Work Day lunch


True Grit Auction Services


Mayor Fred Teague


Clear Creek Golf Carts


Judge Ben Cross


Carleigh Powell with Powell Media Marketing


Life members Julie Paladino Vaughn and Jennifer McCoy


ATU Public Safety


International Paper


Knight Electric


Robin Ballard, Let’s Celebrate


Russellville Country Club


Rick Taylor Inc.


Shoptaw, Labahn & Company, P.A.


Catering by Kaspers


Principal Sheri Shirley and Oakland Heights School


Blue Chip Ice


Amanda Armstrong with Funky Junky Rentals


Johnny Story


Rocky Thomas


Todd Sweeden, Sweeden Florist and Associates and Special Events


Serving this evening are members of Delta Zeta Sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha at Arkansas Tech University. 

They are working for tips, so please be generous.

A special thank you to our volunteers and other contributors whose generous gifts were received after the print deadline.  


Chapter Projects

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville participates in service projects in areas related to Child Welfare, Community Education, Civic & Cultural, and Health.

With 36 active members, the ladies of Junior Auxiliary of Russellville give thousands of hours of their time to improve the lives of children and senior citizens in our community.  The chapter has over 30 service projects that are completed at night, on weekends, and during the day throughout the year.  JA is able to assist other non-profits with Finance projects as well as Scholarship opportunities. Your continued support enables our chapter to support the needs of our community.  

Provisional Project

The 2023-2024 provisional project was partnering with River Valley Christian Clinic. The River Valley Christian Clinic is a non-profit, volunteer healthcare clinic that provides dental, eye care, and limited medical assistance to the community free of charge. The provisional class made bags with dental products to send home with the patients who attended their dental clinic nights. The bags included: full size toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash. They serve 30 patients each month with dental care. The Provisional’s goal was to provide them with 3 months worth of supplies!

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