Since 1959, Bost has been providing choices and opportunities in Western Arkansas for individuals with developmental and related disabilities so that they may live, work and play in the community.

Grape Escapes 2017!


A Vine Affair!

Tickets are available at the door!  Thank you.























All funds raised by Grape Escapes are used LOCALLY to provide much needed services and support to individuals with disabilities. 

Grape Escapes would not be the success it is without sponsors from our community.  We would like to thank the following sponsors, restaurants, caterers, and wine vendors.

Premiere Partners:  Owens Corning, Regions Bank, BKD

Corporate Partners: Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, Sparks Hospital, The Donaubauer Group of Raymond James, Little Shaneyfelt Marshall & Co, Swaim Office Products, Mercy Hospital, Matlock Media, Alpha Packaging, Matlock Media, Riverside Furniture

Community Partners: First National Bank of Fort Smith, Bank of the Ozarks, AT&T, Brown Hiller Clark, GFWC - Junior Civic League of Fort Smith, OK Foods, Air Compressor Equipment Company, Beall Barclay & Company

Family Partners:  Yaffe Iron & Metal, Tankersley Food Services

Friends of Bost: Arkansas Oklahoma Gas, Armstrong Bank, Nunnelee Wright Commercial Propertires, OG&E, Hubbs Belcher & Company CPAs, ArcBest Corp, Preferred Office Products, Center for Hearing, Ltd., David & Mary Ann Arnold, Johnson Dermatology, Armstrong Bank, Architecture Plus, Fast Glass Services, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, Glenn & Kathy Tankersley, Umarex

Photo Booth Sponsor: The Kilgore Consulting Group

Media Sponsor:  KFSM-TV

Restaurants & Caterers: 21 West End, Beland Manor, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Confectionately Yours, Bricktown Brewery, Harp’s Foods, Kopper Kettle, Red Lobster, Grubs Bar & Grill, Aramark Catering, El Zarape, Sake', Stonehouse of Chaffee Crossing

Wine Vendors: Shamrock Liquor Warehouse, Sodie's Wine & Spirits, Central Distributors, Custom Beverage, Diamond Beverage Group, Dionysus Wine & Brew, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Glidewell Distributing, Keels Creek Winery, Moon Distributors, Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Natural State Distributing

Wine Pull Donors:  Garrison Point Liquor, James Maginot, Linda Renfro, Kent & Mamie Jones, Larry & Tracy Zigerelli, Gary Udouj, Ferba O'Kelley, Allyn & Janice Donaubauer, Katie Raines, Charles Blaschke, Roger Young, Peggy Hadley, The Vineyard, Aubrey Barr, Wild Hog Liquor, Riverpointe Wine & Spirits, Tammy Chase, Trish Hice, Liquor World, MovieLounge, Empire Liquor, Samarah Clayton, Alicia Agent, Sandy Chamberlain, Lee Ann Neidecker, Jeannie Wakefield, Dr. Lee Johnson, Amy Skypala

Other Donors:  Coca-Cola Bottling, Cecilia Tu, FFO Home, John Mays Jewelers, Hazel's Haven, Debbie Hall, Carl Davis, Greg & Kathy Nichols, Mike & Nancy Berumen, Core Brewing Class, 5 Star Theatre, Rolando's, Jenny Craig, Doe's Eat Place, University of Arkansas, Becky Dunn, Pottery Barn, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Perky Pantry, Arbonne, Tim Dunn, Sweet Bay Coffee, Kansas City Royals, Dream Vacations, AJ's Oyster House, 21 West End, Escape Room of Fort Smith, St. Louis Cardinals, Burford Distributing, Ultimutt, Marvin Altman Fitness Center, Rainwater's, Paul Rainwater, Mercy Fitness Center, Fort Smith Athletic Club, Larry Denton Construction, Hanger Management, Shops of Greenpoint Center, Vogue Esthetique, Paperwerk, Planet Sun, Affinity Day Spa, Sensations, Dead Swanky

Must be 21 to attend.  Dress for the event is semi-formal.



Live Auction Items

As is the custom of Grape Escapes, we are offering some fantastic items in our LIVE AUCTION!

The Sport of Kings 
Experience the excitement of Oaklawn Race Track from a box seat with 5 of your friends!  When you aren’t at the track, relax in style at a condo in Hot Springs. Note:  Please schedule in December for your January or February, Saturday/Sunday date. Excludes President’s Day Weekend.  
Donated by Davis Iron & Metal and Debbie Hall

Winner’s Choice 

You and 29 of your friends can learn about the nuances of super premium bourbons or tequilas in the comfort of your own home!  Bourbon and tequila connoisseur, Greg Nichols, will treat you and your guests to a private tasting of top notch liquors while pointing out the tasting notes of each.

Donated by Greg & Kathy Nichols

Treat Yourself!

Treat yourself head to toe with this great package!  You will receive products from Vogue Esthetiques, a $50 gift card from Paperwork, a $50 gift card from Planet Sun, an Aqua Facial from Affinity Day Spa, a shellac manicure from Nikki Garrett at Sensation, a 24 kt gold facial and derma planing from Hannah Simpson at Dead Swanky and a $150 gift card from Hazel’s Haven.  Perfect pampering! 

Donated by Vogue Esthetique, Paperwerk, Planet Sun, Affinity Day Spa, Sensations, Dead Swanky, & Hazel’s Haven.

An Evening with a Brewmaster

A full sensory experience awaits your party of 50!  While you luxuriate in stadium seating, you will learn about the different craft beers in your own private brewing class and tasting party. Note:  Subject to availability. 

Donated by 5 Star Productions and Core Brewing

A Long Weekend in Vegas

You and up to three friends can plan your getaway weekend to one of the beautiful Hilton Grand Vacation Properties in Las Vegas, Nevada!  Your choice of a one or two bedroom condo with a full kitchen for three nights on a date of your choosing.  Note:  Subject to availability.

Donated by Mike and Nancy Berumen

Where Great Quality Lives for Less 

Just in time to spruce up your home for spring, here is $3,500 shopping spree at FFO Home!  We believe that discount furniture can and should be high quality and reliable, which is why we promise to be the place where great quality lives for less.  Our professional and knowledgeable sales associates stand ready to assist you.

Donated by FFO Home

Napa Getaway for Two  

Getaway from all your worries with this trip for two to the Napa Wine Country!  You and your guest will have two nights in San Francisco at The Fairmont San Francisco and two nights in Napa at a stylish and sophisticated private guest house, including a private wine tour of B Cellars Winery and a private tasting with the winemakers and proprietors of J Gregory!

Set Your Beloved’s Heart on Fire

A stunning ensemble of perfectly cut Hearts On Fire diamonds creates an exceptional diamond stud earring that is beyond brilliant and truly “beloved.”  1.10 carats of G-H color, VS Clarity diamonds set in gorgeous 18 karat white gold make this lovely piece something that will stand the test of time. 

Donated by John Mays Jewelers

World Champion Chicago Cubs! 

Stay at Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, with all its luxurious amenities, located near all things to do in Chicago including the Museum of Contemporary Art, United Center, The Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field, our Windy City hotel is the ideal location.  While you are in Chicago, watch a Chicago Cubs baseball game from a Wrigley Field rooftop club!  The rooftop’s location gives you a great view while getting you close enough to feel as though you are part of the action. 


With all our partnerships comes the knowledge that your donation is going to provide

services LOCALLY for mentally and physically disabled individuals.


To see what all the fuss is about, please enjoy

this video of Grape Escapes 2016!



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