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21st Annual Starry Starry Night Preview

Calling all bidders! On Saturday, February 23, ACCESS® will host the 21st Annual Starry Starry Night, “Igniting Potential,” at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. This event will celebrate individuals and community partnerships who have helped to ignite potential for individuals with special needs. Guests can expect a stellar lineup of food, drinks, silent and live auctions, and an after party with live music by local band “White Chocolate”! Contact Tori Horton, ACCESS Special Events and Corporate Sponsor Associate, at 501-217-8600 or for ticket information.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening, featuring a spectacular mix of unique auction items! Check out the details below or preview them on the 21st Annual Starry Starry Night website and discover some of the highlights…then call up your friends and family to develop a winning strategy!


Can’t attend the 21st Annual Starry Starry Night but still want to bid on your favorite silent auction items? Purchase your $25 Silent Auction Bidding Pass, and bid on silent and super silent auction items from your phone or computer no matter where you may be.

After purchasing your Bidding Pass, you will receive a text with a link to the silent auction website. Auction item preview will open Wednesday, February 20, and bidding will open Friday, February 22. All bidding will close Saturday, February 23 at 8:15 pm. For questions about the Silent Auction Bidding Pass, contact Tori Horton, ACCESS Special Events and Corporate Sponsor Coordinator, at or (501) 217-8600.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS (for attending guests only)

Instant Wine Cellar

You will be the toast of the town with this instant wine cellar! Take home 30 bottles, hand-selected as wines “every home should have” for all occasions. This distinct collection includes a wide range of premium reds from California, Oregon, and abroad in addition to a variety of whites. Including selections from wineries such as Presqu’ile, Anne Amie, and more, this package is guaranteed to impress your friends and bring joy to your palette as you savor the flavors of some of the best wines from around the globe. Salute!

Donated by: Presqu’ile Winery, Suzanne and Madison Murphy, Anne Amie Vineyards, Anonymous
Value $2,060

Little Rock Fine Dining Progressive Dinner for Eight

Your transportation awaits to chauffeur you and seven friends across town for a progressive evening of cocktails, food and fun! Begin your evening at Little Rock’s best happy hour patio as you kick off the evening with cocktails and appetizers at Petit and Keet. Then head to downtown Little Rock where you will enjoy a special dining experience at the Chef’s table at Cache. Sit back and enjoy a personalized meal for your crew and catch a first-hand glimpse into the magic that makes Cache one of the best fine dining restaurants in Arkansas. Date to be agreed upon between winner and donors.

Donated by: Cache Restaurant, Linda and Rush Harding, Petite and Keet
Value $3,000

Mardi Gras Soiree with a View for Thirty

Beads, masks and lots of jazz…
All the goodies that Mardi Gras has!
Beer, hurricanes, wine
and lots of cajun food to dine.

Gather your friends for a party you won’t forget with this Mardi Gras-themed crawfish or shrimp boil at the home of Lynn and George O’Connor overlooking the Arkansas river! Enjoy a true fais-do-do while you feast on Little Rock’s favorite creole cuisine from the Faded Rose, complimented by refreshing beverages to quench your thirst. Hosted by Lynn and George O’Connor, Vicki and Mark Saviers, and Amy and Ryan O’Connor, your crew is guaranteed to have a memorable evening. Laissez les bon temps roulez! Date to be mutually agreed upon between winner and hosts.

Donated by: The Faded Rose, Lynn and George O’Connor, Vicki and Mark Saviers, Amy and Ryan O’Connor
Value $2,800

Week-Long Escape to Luxury Villa in Costa Rica for Twelve

Welcome to paradise in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica! With unforgettable views of the Potrero Bay, Casa Miramar is located on the North Ridge of the quaint and beautiful town of Flamingo. Local restaurants and shops are within a 1/2 mile of the house. Playa Flamingo consists of beautiful white sand and is a popular beach for sunbathing, massages, boogie boarding, trees for shade and dining at Coco Loco.

Comfortably sleeping twelve adults, this six-bedroom, five-bathroom villa is fully furnished with all the amenities you would expect and need. The Casa Miramar staff can provide daily maid service, meals, laundry service and more. In-house cook available for additional expense. All you need to do is sit back, soak in the pool, and soak up the sun and breathtaking views!

For the adventurers, the Playa Flamingo area boasts no shortage of exciting activities. From golf and tennis to fishing and surfing, zipline and ATV adventures and more, let the Casa Miramar concierge service help you plan the perfect getaway. Date to be mutually agreed upon between winner and donors. Christmas, New Year’s and Easter bookings excluded.

Donated By: Garretts, Hellers, and Tulls
Value: $5,300

Dinner in the ACCESS Greenhouse for Twenty
1500 North Mississippi Street

We’re bringing Starry Starry Night back to its roots with a fabulous, one-of-a-kind garden party for you and 19 guests! The spacious 96’ x 34’ aeroponic/hydroponic greenhouse has become a new favorite setting for cozy gatherings beneath festooned lights, with live music to serenade the evening. Dine by candlelight, on an inspired four-course meal that Executive Chef Scott Rains of Table 28 (in the Burgundy Hotel) creates, incorporating microgreens and herbs grown by ACCESS students and young adults. Each course is paired with exceptional beverages designed to compliment Chef Rains’s delectable dishes. Please book from September through December.

Donated By: ACCESS, Chef Scott Rains and Table 28, Jillian and Grant Hastings
Value: Priceless

2013 EZGO TXT Golf Cart

Spring weather is on the way, and that means it’s time to break out the golf carts! Whether on the course, around the neighborhood, or at the lake house, a family-friendly cart can make family outings more fun for all.

This refurbished 2013 EZGO TXT 48 volt electric golf cart comes complete with everything you need to chauffeur your friends and family to and fro. With rear seat kit and LED Lights, you’ll be ready to go both day and night. Ivory in color, the cart ensures it can be used both on and off the course!

Cart includes new Trojan batteries (18 month warranty), new cables, tires, top and windshield. Arrangements for delivery to be made with Arkansas Golf & Powersports in the week following the event.

Donated By: Arkansas Golf & Powersports
Value: $4,500

(bidding available to both attending guests and silent auction bidding pass holders)

This year’s silent and super silent auction items include something for everyone! From unique ACCESS kid art pieces to birthday parties and dinners, weekend getaways and more, you are sure to find something you love. Check out these great items at the 21st Annual Starry Starry Night website!

Not attending the event? Purchase your Silent Auction Bidding Pass TODAY!