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Presented by Junior League of Little Rock

Photography by LORI SPARKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY | Shot on Location at JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LITTLE ROCK BUILDING

Celebrating more than three decades of success, Holiday House heralds the holiday season and offers the best selection of unique gifts. Junior League of Little Rock will welcome shoppers to the Statehouse Convention Center again this year for the shopping extravaganza. It boasts merchants from across the country, gifts to give and get as well as special events throughout the weekend. 

Proceeds support the organization’s mission fulfillment work: improving the lives of women and children in Central Arkansas. This legacy of leadership and community service spans generations and represents a rich history of effective + meaningful volunteerism. Each of these women share memories + insight from Holiday House throughout the years. 

KRISTEN SAFFA 2012 Holiday House Chair

WHY HOLIDAY HOUSE

There is nothing else really like it in the city. There are other shopping experiences that have mirrored Holiday House, but not to the scale that JLLR has been able to build over the years.

MOST MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE

It’s the culmination of everything I learned from my time as a JLLR member. I learned how to stay organized, communicate with all types of personalities and work well as a team to get the job done. These experiences have led to many more leadership opportunities that I don’t believe would have been made possible without my experience as a JLLR member.

WHY JOIN JLLR

I truly believe I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the skills developed from JLLR. All the women I worked with saw more in me than I ever saw in myself which led to leadership positions that I don’t think I would have been confident to do prior to my JLLR experience. 

GINA PHARIS 1995 Holiday House Chair

WHY HOLIDAY HOUSE

The committee memories and relationships are wonderful, the money we raised for the league is significant and mostly the shopping experience we offer to the community is exceptional. It is a social event.

MOST MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE

Everyone had to test recipes for the Apron Strings cookbook and we had to cut up a chicken. No one had ever done this except me, and I was a novice. Our chicken was mutilated.  

WHY JOIN JLLR

Join because you want to learn, grow and meet new friends who all want to serve in our community.

BROOKE WOMACK 2015 Holiday House Chair

WHY HOLIDAY HOUSE

Having had an opportunity to chair this event and work with an incredible group of women was an experience I will never forget. While it serves as the primary fundraiser for JLLR charitable endeavors, it is also the perfect time for shoppers to get a head start on their holiday shopping and to celebrate the season.

MOST MEANING EXPERIENCE

One of my favorite experiences through the years with JLLR was playing Bingo with the residents at Cumberland Tower in Downtown Little Rock. Both the residents and our members enjoyed spending time together.

JLLR MEMBERSHIP

As a life-long resident of LR who moved back home after college, I wanted a way to reconnect by with people my age and get involved in the community. I had always admired the charitable work that the JLLR provides and wanted to be a part of it.

BRIANNE BUSH 1993 Holiday House Chairman

WHY HOLIDAY HOUSE

It has become a holiday tradition in Little Rock that everyone looks forward to attending and is considered the kick-off to the holiday season! 

MOST MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE

It is definitely the friendships and relationships that I formed during those years. Many of the women I often still see. 

WHY JOIN JLLR

It is a wonderful training program for women who would like to get involved in our community and also a great way to meet other women and form relationships with women who are difference-makers.

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