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The Pettaway Neighborhood Association has installed two (2) neighborhood entry signs in Pettaway. The signs are located on East 21st Street between Main and Scott Streets and on East 17th Street between Vance and McAlmont Streets. The signs were partially funded by the City of Little Rock, Love Your Block: Neighborhood Challenge Grant the Pettaway N.A. received earlier this summer.
The sign was made by Banner Sign and Barricade, 1801 East 17th Street, Little Rock 72202.
Come discover the Pettaway community as Rockefeller Elementary 4th and 5th Graders interview Pettaway Community Historians (former and current residents) about growing up and living in this special Little Rock neighborhood. Pettaway Community Historians include: Carl Vault, Maggie Hawkins, Joan Adcock, Steve Bulloch, Faye Russ, Don Molden and Carol Tabron.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association was among a number of community groups and organizations who received a $1000.00 Love Your Block City of Little Rock Neighborhood Challenge Grant. Pettaway N.A. was awarded the grant in June 2012 to create a community inspired mural depicting the love, light and life of the Pettaway Neighborhood on the wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th Street. The children at Rockefeller Elementary School under the tutelage of Sharon Boyd-Struthers will design the mural and their parents and the adults residing in the community will paint it.
The Pettaway Community Oral History Interviews mark the first step in the mural design process. The children must understand the community in which they attend school and where many reside in order to conceptualize a design that depicts the light, life and love of this neighborhood.
To learn more about the Pettaway N.A. peruse our blog. For questions about this event call Kwadjo Boaitey at 501.786.4255 or Principal Janice Wilson or Sharon Boyd-Struthers at 501.447.6200. Visit Rockefeller Elementary on Facebook here. For a flyer of this event click here.
This very special event is FREE and open to the general public.
LOVE YOUR BLOCK MURAL CONTEST
TO ENTER: Submit a mural design that depicts the history, love and light of the Pettaway community. Mural design must also incorporate ceramic tiles/pieces (4″x4″ or smaller) designed and painted by the students at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School as well as the children and youth who reside in the Pettaway community.
PRIZE: The winning muralist will have the opportunity to create and develop a public art piece on the northeast wall of the I-30 overpass on East 17th and McAlmont Streets. The public art piece located only 30 yards from Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School campus will serve as a gateway to the community welcoming visitors and residents to the Pettaway neighborhood.
DEADLINE: Submit Love Your Block Mural Contest application and mural design to the Pettaway Neighborhood Association no later than 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Download the Love Your Block Mural Contest application online application (here). Mail or walk your application and design to the Pettaway Neighborhood Association, 500 East 21st Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206.
For more information call Kwadjo Boaitey, Pettaway N.A. Secretary at 501.786.4255, Carol Tabron, Pettaway N.A. President at 501.554.5954, Maggie Hawkins, 501.376.3406.
The Pettaway neighborhood received a $1000 award to create a community inspired mural depicting the history, love and light of the Pettaway neighborhood to be painted on the northeast wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th and McAlmont Streets (in downtown Little Rock).
(For a flyer click here)
The mural will incorporate ceramic tiles/pieces designed by children enrolled at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School. Also designing ceramic tiles/pieces will be children 9ages 1 day to 18 years) residing in the Pettaway community. The mural will be completed November 30, 2012.
The Pettaway N.A. will hold a city wide contest to identify a muralist. Applications can be found on our blog or at the East Broadway Alert Center (500 East 21st Street). Deadline to submit application/mural design is September 4, 2012.
Children who reside in the Pettaway Community or who attend Rockefeller Elementary will have the opportunity to design a ceramic tile/piece that the identified muralist will incorporate in his/her mural design for the Pettaway Community. Children/Youth will be design their pieces during the month of September. Please check our blog for updates.
To learn more about this project and the Pettaway community come to the Annual Silver Senior Pettaway Community Festival, Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Pettaway Park and/or call Kwadjo Boaitey at 501.786.4255, Carol Tabron 501.554.5954, Maggie Hawkins 501.376.3406.
City of Little Rock awards Pettaway $1000.00 Love Your Block – Neighborhood Challenge Grant to install a public art piece at the I-30 Overpass and East 17th Street
Pettaway Neighborhood Association
500 East 21st Street | Little Rock | Arkansas 72206
501.376.3406 | http://www.pettawayneighborhoodassociation.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2012
Carol Tabron, President Pettaway N.A.
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Kwadjo Boaitey, Secretary, Pettaway N.A.
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Maggie Hawkins, Facilitator, East Broadway Alert Center
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City of Little Rock awards Pettaway a $1000.00 Love Your Block – Neighborhood Challenge Grant to install a public art piece at the I-30 Overpass and East 17th Street
Little Rock, AR – Downtown Little Rock’s Pettaway community was awarded a $1000 Love Your Block Challenge Grant to place a community inspired mural on the wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th Street, located a few yards from Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association will hold a city wide contest to identify the muralist who will design a mural depicting the history, love and light of the Pettaway community. The mural will incorporate ceramic pieces designed by children of the Pettaway community ages 1 day to 18 years old. Also designing ceramic pieces for the mural will be children enrolled at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School.
“I’ve hoped for 18 years for something like this to take place in our community,” says Sharon Boyd-Struthers, Artist and Teacher at Rockefeller Elementary. Ms. Boyd-Struthers will serve as a technical advisor for this community project.
Carol Tabron, Pettaway N.A. President says, “This project is special because it’s about our future and highlights the next generation, -our children.”
The project is slated for completion by November 30, 2012 and will foster a sense of community pride, beautify the block, inspire the children and their families to learn more about Pettaway as well as bring visitors to and through the community to see this great community inspired public art piece.
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City of Little Rock “LOVE YOUR BLOCK” Neighborhood Grant deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012 (see below).
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association would like to apply for one of the five competitive neighborhood grants ($1000) that will be granted for Ward 1.
Residents are asked to come to Thursday’s (May 17, 2012) Pettaway Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting to share their grant proposal ideas for the community. The Pettaway Neighborhood Association has a monthly meeting the third Thursday of every month for Pettaway residents. The meeting is open to the general public.
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City of Little Rock
Public Relations Manager
City of Little Rock Extends Due Date-Completion Date for Love Your Block Grants
(Little Rock – May 10, 2012)
Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore today announced two new dates of importance to Little Rock Neighborhood-Based Organizations (NBOs) regarding Love Your Block grants. “WE’VE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JUNE 15, 2012 AT 5:00 PM FOR THE LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANTS,” explained Moore. “WE’VE ALSO EXTENDED THE GRANT COMPLETION DEADLINE TO NOVEMBER 30, 2012 TO GIVE NBOS MORE TIME TO FINISH THEIR PROJECTS. With the added benefit of cooler weather in October and November we believe we will see more volunteers stepping forward to participate in neighborhood beautification efforts and general improvement projects,” stated Moore.
The Love Your Block competitive grant program is designed to help NBOs meet their most pressing challenges through community service and focused City Services. “The purpose of the Love Your Block Grant Program is to promote and increase volunteerism in the city while partnering with city staff to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Moore. Thanks to a generous $10,000.00 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, $19,000.00 in City of Little Rock funds and a combined $6,000.00 from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, the City anticipates awarding thirty-five (35) $1,000 grants (Five (5) $1,000 grants in each Ward). Any NBO registered with the City is eligible to apply.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM IS TO ENCOURAGE PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM, FOSTER CIVIC PRIDE, ENHANCE AND BEAUTIFY NEIGHBORHOODS, OR ENCOURAGE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WAY RESIDENTS CONNECT AND SOLVE PROBLEMS. With this launch, the City of Little Rock joins 10 cities nationwide in implementing the Cities of Service Love Your Block blueprint, which helps revitalize neighborhoods one block at a time.
Grant applications are available to download on the City website (www.littlerock.org) or may be requested to be mailed or emailed by calling the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs at 501-371-6825. Neighborhood-Based Organizations must register with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs to be eligible for the Love Your Block grants.