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13th Annual Taste of the Holidays

Another great success

The 13th annual Taste of the Holidays was a great success! Thanks to all who attended, donated and bid on auction items, and Hot Springs' fine restaurants and other vendors. The Board of Trustees and staff appreciate the support of the community for the Museum's mission.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

13th Annual Taste of the Holidays took place on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4-7pm.

Attendees sampled the finest cuisine served from 18 prestigious restaurants in Hot Springs, in a festive and friendly atmosphere. As our primary fundraising event each year, Taste of the Holidays plays an integral role in fueling our efforts to support the Museum's mission to encourage science learning and understanding for all ages in ways not ordinarily found in the workplace, classroom, or home.


Every year, Mid-America Science Museum invites local artists to participate in the live auction.

This year we changed it up and asked local artists, interior decorators, talented individuals, and florists to create one-of-a-kind art and floral centerpieces which will be displayed and featured on the primary tables during Taste of the Holidays. These beautiful centerpieces were the auction items during our live auction. Thanks to all these creative people:

Alison ParsonsLori Arnold • Kathy Storey • Allessandra Hurst

House of Flowers • Lake Hamilton Flowers & Gifts

Ron Riddell / Stems by Ron


Ken Goodman of Vienna Theatre provided the entertainment.

Dick Antoine was the Master of Ceremonies, and Jim Harris of Harris Auctioneers served as the Auctioneer.

Become A Sponsor

Taste of the Holidays would not be possible without the financial support of our local community.

This year's event is over, but If you are interested in sponsoring this event in 2013, please contact the Museum at 501.767.3461 x18.

MASM would like to thank all who have contributed to Taste of the Holidays this year!

Thank you!

Participating Restaurants


The Arlington

Belle Arti

Bleu Monkey Grill

Brick House Grill

Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Café 1217

Dolce Gelato

Don Juan Mexican Restaurant

Embassy Suites Bistro 400

Silent and Live Auction Donors


ABC Block Company

Anchors Away Houseboat Rentals

AR Institute for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Arkansas Razorbacks

AR Repertory Theater

AR Symphony Orchestra

AR Travelers Baseball Club

The Arlington Hotel & Spa

The Bath Factory

Belle of Hot Springs


Build-A-Bear Workshops

Cabot Creamery

Camp Wag-a-Tail

Canvas On Demand



Chiffonade Chef Services

Coco Beverage

Country Gardens

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

Crystal Springs Mining

Culinary District

Cynthia's Garden Gifts & Gallery

Dallas Cowboys

Diamante Golf Club

Dig This, Inc.


Discount Boots

Disney World

Family Care Chiropractic

Fleischner & VanBebber

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Golf Alley

Golf Galaxy

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Aleta Hiebert

Hogman's Gameday Superstore

Hot Springs Country Club

Hot Springs Music Festival


Additional Sponsors

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

National Park Community College



The Green Herb

Higdon Square Café

Java Primo

La Hacienda Restaurant 

The Porterhouse

Stubby's Bar-B-Que

Taco Mama




Hot Springs YMCA

JC Penny

Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital

Lara's Jewelry and Design

Little Rock Zoo

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

Loony Bin

Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa


Odyssey Marine Exploration

OPI Products Inc.

Orlando Science Center

Paula Deen 

Piney Volunteer Fire Department

Polished Plum Designs

Quapaw Bath & Spa

Rolandos Nuevo Latino Restuarante

Ronnie's Guitar Shop

Sam's Club

Sandy Sutton Design Center

Savory Pantry

SeaPort Airlines


The Sentinel-Record

Service Liquor

Stampin' Up!

Bobby & Sundee Stroud

Tesla, Troy Luccketta (drummer)

Texas Rangers

Tillman's Antiques & Collectibles

US Stations - KZNG


Wild Bird Center

Wok Express

Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend

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