Alcy-Ball Community Association

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Alcy-Ball Community Association


Elois Frazier and Doris Hall conceived the Alcy-Ball Community Association in January 1997. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. at Alcy Road Elementary School. The following officers were elected:

Maurice Smith, President
Samuel Chambers, Vice President
Barbara Partee, Secretary
Charles F. Pinkston, Treasurer
Joseph Simmons, Parliamentarian

Our purpose for organizing initially was to stop the deterioration of our neighborhood and reverse its decline from low income back to its initial middle income status. We also needed help in getting vacant lots cleaned up and abandoned cars removed from the area.

As the Association grew other concerns were addressed such as: crime and drugs, inadequate playground equipment for our two (2) parks, the ditch at Warren Park and the need for a fence around it; the need for a Community Center and Library and the utilization of the Memphis Depot for this purpose; solicitation of business owners to clean up their parking lots, paint their buildings, replace old signs and landscape their grounds; security in the community and the need for a roving patrol.

The AlcyBall Community Association (ABC) has approximately three hundred (300) members. Meetings are held Sept. - June, on the third Monday of each month. Elections for the ABCA are held in February of each year.


In order to make significant improvements in our community Grant money was solicited and the following projects were undertaken:

1. Gateway Clean-up: The Gateway entrances are: Alcy and Elvis Presley, Norris and Elvis Presley, Airways and Ketchum/Alcy. Ball Road and Airways. The clean-up committee with the help of volunteers work on a regular basis to rid these areas of trash, broken glass and other debris.

2. Gateway Planting: Crepe Myrtles are being planted at Gateway entrances and on Alcy Road at each street corner in an effort to beautify our community.


In order to combat crime in our area and make residents feel more secure, a Roving Patrol was organized. A group of about (40) men from the community volunteered to patrol the Orchid-Manchester area. These men provided service two (2) hours per week, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily.

As a result of this patrol, we were able to see a decrease in crime in our area. Unfortunately, participation fell off and we now have a hired patrol from 11:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily.

The current officers of the Alcy-Ball Community Association are:

Ulysses Truitt, President
Samuel Chambers, Vice President
Barbara Partee, Secretary
Bonnie Daniels, Asst. Secretary
Charles F. Pinkston, Treasurer
Joseph Simmons, Parliamentarian

Alcy-Ball Community Association
Executive Board Members are:

Ulysses Truitt
Samuel Chambers
Barbara J. Partee
Charles F. Pinkston
Joseph Simmons
Doris B. Lacy
Elois Frazier
James Black
Howard Bins
William Ross
Merle Smith
Irma Tabor
Doris Hall
Bonnie Daniels

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