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2013 World Changers In Action Here in the Pettaway Community

2013 World Changers In Action Here in the Pettaway Community 

We were  fortunate to have the World Changers group working within our community assisting some of our elderly residents who needed their homes repaired.

Some of our elderly residents received brand-new roofs; homes repainted and new siding.  We have been truly blessed by this group that has made tremendous changes in the housing situation and lives of our elderly within our village.

Humbly Submitted,

Maggie Hawkins, Community Facilitator

East Broadway/ E 21 Street Alert Center

500 East 21 Street

Here are some World Changers in action pictures…

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21st Street Alert Center News: Accomplishments and Celebration

 Accomplishments and Celebration for residents in East Broadway Alert Center Boundaries

East Broadway Alert Center

East Broadway Alert Center


2013 Cereal Drive

I would like to thank each person who donated toward the Cereal Drive.  We had residents from the Pettaway neighborhood association as well as the Dunbar Class of 1948, Horace Class of 1967, Pettaway Silver Senior group, the Road to Success organization and Out of the Attic History Gallery who so graciously donated toward this endeavor.

I was happy to transport 85 boxes of cereal to City Hall for the Cereal Drive which in turn was given to Arkansas Food Bank for hungry Arkansans during the summer months.  Again, “thank you” for your continued support toward assisting me in whatever project I ask you to participate in.

2013 World Changers Press Conference  

To all residents within the Pettaway Park neighborhood, we are again fortunate to have the World Changer group that will be working within our community assisting some of our elderly residents who need their homes painted.

The Press Conference will be held at 2020 Rock Street at the home of Mrs. Pearlie Hill on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  Not only will her home be painted but they have already removed the old roof and she now has a beautiful brand new roof that she is so very proud to have.   Mrs. Hattie Higgs, a 92 year young resident who lives on Commerce Street as well as Mrs. Gladys’s Toms, an 84 year young   resident who lives on Bragg Street will also have their homes scrapped, caulked, rotten boards removed if needed and painted through the City program with the World Changer group.


We are truly blessed to have a group that will again make some tremendous changes in the housing situation and lives of our elderly within our village.

There is one more drive that I am participating in and I will again need your assistance in order to be successful.

Humbly Submitted,

Maggie Hawkins, Community Facilitator

East Broadway/ E 21 Street Alert Center

500 East 21 Street







Good News For Elderly Residents Within The Pettaway Area



Little Rock
World Changers

July 8-13-2013



The World Changers group will hold a Press Conference on July 9th at 10:00 a.m., at Mrs. Pearlie Hill residence which is 2020 Rock Street.   Some of our other elderly residents whose name I submitted for housing assistance are the following Mrs. Hattie Higgs, who lives at 2302 Commerce and Mrs. Tom Gladys whose address is 1516 Bragg Street.  If you have time in your schedule please attend this event and help us show appreciation to the World Changers with our attendance.

These houses will be power washed, scrapped down, boards replaced and painted at no cost to the owner.  Mrs. Hill will have her roof totally replaced and she is truly excited about her blessing because she has been waiting for a while.  It is a blessing when one learns how to just be patient and God will work everything out if it is within his will.

We are also thankful to have volunteers such as the World Changers which consist of volunteers who are teenagers and adults who are blessing our community with their talents, love and compassion toward mankind.


Humbly Submitted for Review,


Maggie Hawkins, Community Facilitator

East 21 Street Alert Center

500 East 21 Street


21st Street Alert Center needs your cereal (Cereal Drive for Arkansas Food Bank)



Good morning to Pettaway Neighborhood Association Residents

The City of Little Rock is sponsoring a Summer Cereal Drive for the summer. This cereal will be donated to the Arkansas Food Bank for children, elderly and those who are truly in need of food  during the summer months in order to ensure that they will have breakfast.   There are cereal boxes that have been placed in alert centers, fire stations, and City Hall Rotunda.

The acceptable items are as follows:

  • Dry Cereal- boxes or bags at least 8 ounces
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Oatmeal
  • Cream of Wheat

I am asking each  residents within the Pettaway area to bring at least two boxes of the above items to 21 Street Alert Center.  Your participation in this drive is greatly appreciated and I thank you so very much for your continued assistance in whatever endeavor that I request of you.  The deadline for the Cereal drive is Thursday, June 27th.   If you would like for me to pick the cereal up from your home, please call me on my cell which is 584-7761.

Thank you for your continued support,

Maggie Hawkins, Alert Center Community Facilitator

500 East 21 Streets

Little Rock, Arkansas

Office No:  376-3406

Cell No:      584-7761

Pettaway Community Oral History now available online at Butler Center history database

mastlogo2The Pettaway Community Oral History Interviews conducted by Rockefeller Elementary 4th and 5th graders is now a part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies AV/AR online history database (see link below).  Pettaway Community Oral Historians included: Melrita Russ-Bonner, Maggie Hawkins, P.H. Gilkey, Joan Adcock, Carol Tabron, Steve Bullock and Faye Russ.

The Pettaway community oral history interviews is a wonderful exchange of community history that exemplifies the light, life and love of the Pettaway community.  Enjoy and share this link widely.

Keep Little Rock Beautiful Kick Off at Pettaway Park, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00am


Pettaway Park

Pettaway Park



We are looking forward to the March 9th clean-up which is being sponsored by the Keep Little Rock Beautiful Committee and if it was not for your willingness to assist with this endeavor as you did in previous years this event would not be possible. We are also asking all volunteers, civic groups and church groups to meet us in front of Pettaway Park on Saturday, March 9th in order to have the annual Kick off site in our area at 8:00 a.m.. Mayor Stodola will make the presentation in order for the event to start.

This year we are going to concentrate on Pettaway Park in cleaning it along with some of our other problematic spots.  If you know of an issue that we should address during the clean-up please let me know.  Since we have a shortage of rakes and other tools we would appreciate it if you could bring a rake or a shovel if you have one. 

Here is the plan that was discussed for improving the appearance of the park during the upcoming March 9th City Wide Cleanup


1.  Rake and bag all of the leaves and debris along the perimeter fence.  Parks & Recreation will bring 6 leaf rakes.


2.  Cut the vegetation and overgrowth along the perimeter fence and around the trees that are in need of this.  Parks & Recreation will bring 4-limb loppers.


3.  Rake the debris from the rocks that surround the playground equipment.  Parks & Recreation will bring 2-garden rakes.


4.  Limb up around a select number of trees that have low-hanging limbs that interfere with people walking about the park.  Parks & Recreation will bring 1-manual pole pruner.


5.  If time permits or a number of people bring their own leaf rakes, rake and bag as much of the park grounds as possible.


A  box of KP 3858 Heavy-Duty black plastic bags be brought by Parks & Recreation to use for the leaves and debris.

Neighborhood Connections Meeting January 26, 2013

Neighborhood Connections Meeting


January 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street

(Corner of Pine and West 12th Street) 


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.               Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Call To Order – Rick Daes, President

Pledge of Allegiance

Acknowledgement of Elected Officials

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.               City Wide Clean Up

Suzanne Hirrel, KLR Beautiful

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.               Neighborhood Leadership Training/Announcement

Dr. David Sink

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.               Love Your Block Update

Andre’ Bernard

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             NUSA Update/fundraiser

Andre’ Bernard/Victor Turner

10:00.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Meadowbrook NA – HindmanPark Community Service presentation

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Neighborhood Issues and Concerns

10:30 a.m.                               Adjourn




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