My Community: Pettaway Community Oral History Interviews

Pettaway Neighborhood Association
in partnership with
Winthrop Rockefeller Early Childhood and Elementary Magnet School
MY COMMUNITY: Pettaway Community Oral History Interviews

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Rockefeller Elementary School (700 East 17th Street, Little Rock, AR 72206)

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.


8th Annual Pettaway Community Festival, Saturday, August 25th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pettaway Silver Seniors
“8th Annual Pettaway Community Festival”

Saturday, August 25, 2012
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pettaway Park – Downtown Little Rock
511 East 21st Street (at the corner of Commerce Street)

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and come enjoy the food, music, speakers, and exhibitors.

For more information contact Carl Vault, 501.416.6523


7th Annual Pettaway Community Fest Day

Pettaway’s Silver Seniors invite former and present Pettaway neighborhood residents, family and friends to the 7th Annual Pettaway Community Fest, August 27, 2011, 12:00 pm [Noon] – 6:00 pm at Pettaway Park 511 East 21st Street (at the corner of Commerce Street) in downtown Little Rock (east of Main Street).

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come enjoy the food, music, speakers and exhibitors.  For more information contact Carl Vault, 501.416.6523.