Pettaway residents came out to observe National Night Out, Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the neighborhood alert center (East Broadway Alert Center). The Pettaway Neighborhood Association extends a heartfelt “thank you” to Alert Center Facilitator, Maggie Hawkins and the Alert Center Team for organizing this annual observance. Nearly 50 Pettaway residents including children came together to fellowship and celebrate community.
The program included presentations from the City of Little Rock Code Enforcement Team, Fire Department, COP Officer Nellums, Ward 1 Board of Director, Erma Hendrix, Pettaway Neighborhood Association President, Carol Tabron, Mayor Stodola and more.
Residents heard from the longest residing Pettaway resident, Mrs. Boyle who recently turned 97 years young. She shared how she has seen the community transition and stuck around when it was experiencing significant challenges including issues of safety and general neglect of services and attention.
She talked about the work that went into acquiring the Alert Center and supporting the community. Mrs. Boyle stated that we in the room are the community and welcomed the new families into the neighborhood.
A wonderful and inspired evening was had by all.
Activities will include a community meet and greet with neighbors, local law enforcement and city officials, free food and refreshments.
2011 Night Out Focus:
-Crime prevention methods
-Code enforcement preventative measures
This event is free and open to all. Children and youth will receive back to school packets.
National Night Out: Pettaway will take place at our neighborhood alert center (East Broadway Alert Center), 500 East 21st Street. Call Maggie Hawkins, Alert Center Facilitator at 501.376.3406 for more information.