March 22, 2018
-Former Senator Irma Hunter Brown, Board Member of Friends of Haven of Rest, Inc. | Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc. presents “Precious Memories Never Never Grow Old” Banquet Fundraiser, Friday, March 23rd from 6pm-6pm at Second Baptist Church, 1709 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. The event will celebrate the progress made and provide updates to future plans. Attendees can enjoy a tasty meal and listen to live entertainment. All proceeds go to the preservation and restoration of Haven of Rest Cemetery. Individual tickets are $50, and a table for ten is $500. For tickets and more information, call 501-613-5439 or visit www.friendsofhavenofrestcemetery.com or email [email protected].
-Cheryl Batts, Founder and Executive Director of P.H.O.E.B.E. (People Helping Others Excel By Example), also known by its primary program, The Uzuri Project | P.H.O.E.B.E. has focused attention on preserving and restoring the John L. Webb house. The home is located in the Pleasant Street Historic District of Hot Springs. Pleasant Street, formerly known as “Black Broadway,” is the largest African American Historic District in the state of Arkansas. Webb was a African American contractor and philanthropist who is a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute and became a prominent figure in Hot Springs’ African American community in 1918 when he arrived from Mississippi to relocate the headquarters of the Woodmen of the Union (WOU), an African American fraternal organization where he served as the Supreme Custodian of the Supreme Lodge, until his death in 1946. He purchased a home from Edwin Hogaboom in the early 1920’s and added a garage (since demolished), a red brick veneer, and a green tiled roof. The home on 403 Pleasant Street, other physical reminders of Webb’s work and community involvement remain throughout the Pleasant Street Historic District. “Save the John L. Webb House” Project is a focused fundraising campaign to restore and rehabilitate the historic house. Once complete the home will serve as a museum and headquarters for P.H.O.E.B.E. To make a donation and help save this historical home or learn more, visit “Save The John Lee Webb House” on Facebook or visit www.gofundme.com/savethejohnleewebbhouse or call 501-624-9400.
-Rory Hill,Outreach, Admissions & Career Transition Services Manager at Job Corps of Little Rock and Alaija Davis, Culinary Arts student | Little Rock Job Corps Center provides education and training to young adults and prepares them to find quality jobs and become more contributing members of their communities. Currently, 90% of students obtain full-time employment, enroll in higher education or enlist in the military upon completion at the Little Rock campus. The Little Rock Job Corps Center is part of a national network or residential campuses administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. You are invited to Open House, Wednesday, April 11th from 12noon-4pm. For more information, call 501-618-2580 or visit www.littlerock.jobcorps.gov.