Posted by: Marcia Davis | September 22, 2011

Arthur B: “The people are friendly and good to me.”

On summer evenings, you’ll find Arthur sitting on his porch watching the world go by. He brings a bit of Southern hospitality to Westcore Neighborhood.

A Mississippi native, Arthur has lived in Michigan since he was in the service. Upon arriving in Detroit en route to California, he learned that his grandfather passed away. After visiting his widowed grandmother, he never left Michigan.

Why come to Holland from Detroit? He first heard about it years ago in a mail order catalog. Eventually he made his way here through a network of friends.

When asked what he likes about living here, Arthur said, “The neighbors are real nice. People are friendly and good to me.”

Arthur has already contributed more than five hours to the Nuestra Casa neighborhood center, as well as about eight hours at the Hope House, which is being renovated for Hope students who will live in the neighborhood to support community development.



  1. Arthur is one of God’s kindest gifts to our neighborhood

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