EVEN A $10 DONATION HELPS KEEP THE PARK OR COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN ONE HOUR.
We have four plastic gourd houses made for purple martins. We hope the martins will eat lots of mosquitoes outside our back door.
The Lee Street Community Center is located at 211 Lee Street. The Birdhouse Headquarters is located at 112 Main Street.
The Lee Street Community Center's
TURNING POINT is a civil rights park on Main Street in Elaine. The theme is "Recognizing the Past with Hope for the Future, 1919- 2019 and Beyond." The park features park musical instruments and focuses on the aftermath of racial turmoil that resulted in the deaths of over 200 African Americans. With the work of Scipio Jones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment gave all
citizens due process of the law.
Contact Lee Street Community Center
PO Box 235
Elaine, AR 72333
Elaine was once a thriving town in the Mississippi River Delta. There were five grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater, etc.
It is now a struggling town in the poorest county of Arkansas.
Birdhouses continue to go up in Elaine.
Schools closed in 2006 and the declining town suffered even more. After a long bus ride, students return home to few positive activities.
The Lee Street Community Center has activities for families and
activities for the whole community downtown. Please consider a donation to keep the center and park open. Their affect in Elaine continues to grow.