Attendees bid on a signed Razorback football, Texas Motor Speedway five-lap thrill ride, a quilt, Southwest Airlines tickets, a 14-gram pendant with chain and a signed Cliff Lee baseball during the Open Arms Shelter barbecue and live auction Aug. 7 at the Lonoke Primary School.

Attendees also bid on many silent auction items, including jewelry, toys and meals.

Tina Hillman of Carlisle said itís important to support the Open Arms Shelter because children from all over the state are brought to the shelter. Hillman said the shelter is a safe place for children to stay, itís a place of stability and they are cared for like they should have been by their caregivers.

Kelly Tibbit of North Little Rock said itís important to support the Open Arms Shelter because it provides a safe place where children that have been taken from their parents or are awaiting adoption can get support.

ďItís a great organization to support,Ē Tibbit said.