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Announcement!!!

Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc.
Annual Fund Raising Banquet

"Precious Memories"
 March 25, 2016,  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled (AEDD)
105 East Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206

Dinner Tickets $50.00
Tables Available

For more information contact us at:  501-613-5439

If you have family and friends buried at Haven of Rest
you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about
the status of the cemetery.  Please help us preserve this sacred,
historic African American burial ground. We need you.

 

 

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HAVEN of REST CEMETERY
Haven of Rest Cemetery is an historic African American cemetery established in the early 1900s.  It is located at 7102 West 12th Street near the well established University Park Neighborhood at 12th and University Streets in Little Rock.  

Haven of Rest Cemetery was accepted as a perpetual care cemetery by the Arkansas Cemetery Board in 1955.  It is one of only 98 “perpetual care” cemeteries in Arkansas under the jurisdiction of the Arkansas Cemetery Board.   It has been in foreclosure and court appointed receivership since September 2001.   Due to the lack of available burial spaces, it has been concluded that Haven of Rest Cemetery is no longer commercially viable. 

These web pages outline the work currently being undertaken by the Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery , Inc., a 501 (c) (3), tax exempt organization, composed of community volunteers  to cleanup, restore and preserve Haven of Rest Cemetery.

 

 

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After more than a half century of physical and financial neglect, Little Rock's Haven of Rest Cemetery is in desperate need of restoration and upkeep. It has been in foreclosure and court appointed receivership since September 2001.

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A massive fundraising effort is now underway to help save Haven of Rest Cemetery. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by December 31, 2014. All donations go directly towards reviving Haven of Rest. All donations are appeciated.

 

 

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