The Junior League of Fort Smith is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Fort Smith welcomes all women who exemplify a commitment to voluntarism and desire to improve the community around them.
In 2013, we began tailoring our volunteer efforts to address the foster care crisis in the River Valley Community. Approximately 800 children in the River Valley are placed in foster care each year, while only 400 have placement in a home or shelter. Statewide, there are more than 5,000 children in foster care with only 1,600 foster family homes. The Junior League of Fort Smith has studied this issue and worked to address it with community projects that help recruit and retain foster families, build and furnish children’s shelters, prepare children aging through the foster care system to have the necessary life skills to make it as an adult, and help improve the quality of life for children currently in state care.
We are currently recruiting new members to join us in 2019! Our new member application deadline is May 31, 2019. Click below to find out more information and to download an application. We would love to have you!
-Early Bird Tickets are $35 before April 28
-VIP Tickets are $60 and include unlimited drinks
-VIP Reserved Table: $500 for a table of 8 with unlimited drinks
-Regular Tickets are $40 tickets at the door.
This Kentucky Derby watch party is a fundraiser event OPEN TO ALL and helps fund JLFS community projects benefiting local children in foster care. We'll have Derby coverage playing on big screens and you can even try your luck in picking the winner with one of our raffle drawings.
We'll have mint juleps, a fully-stocked bar, Derby-style food, lawn games, Bourbon tastings, and a silent auction!
So break out those big crazy hats and jaunty bowties and come spend a fun, laid-back afternoon with us out on the Clayton House lawn. Prizes will be awarded for best hat and best bowtie!
1 Raffle Ticket for $20 OR
5 Raffle Tickets for $100
1 loose diamond selected and donated by Newton’s Jewelers
We will only have 500 available raffle tickets for this
*Winner does not need to be present at time of drawing. Drawing will take place at Day at the Derby, May 4th, at the Clayton House
1 Raffle Ticket for $5 OR
5 Raffle Tickets for $20
Valued at $825
4K Ultra HD Resolution and HDR
E-Series and Smart TV with built in Chromecast
70 inch screen
*Winner does not need to be present at time of drawing. Drawing will take place at Day at the Derby, May 4th, at the Clayton House.