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Tuesday: Housewarming Party for Rickey the Pirate

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, May 04, 2009, at 03:53PM
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Rickey "The Pirate" Taylor at the corner of 5th and Main.

Rickey Taylor is getting a housewarming party, and you're invited. Known around Downtown as "Rickey the Pirate," Taylor was on the streets for thirty years before getting a residence at the Rainbow Apartments two weeks ago.

The housewarming, to be held at The Exchange (114 W. 5th), is designed to help Taylor get the household items needed for his new place.

Russ Brown, who helped Taylor get his new home, sends the following information:

Tuesday, May 5th, will be a new style urban barn raiser to help Rickey set up his new home at the Rainbow. Skid Row Housing Trust’s new Rainbow apartments include basic furniture of a bed, desk chair, private kitchen and private bath. However, all other supplies that one would need to set up an apartment are needed. Groceries, kitchen supplies, towels & linens, personal toiletries, cleaning supplies and other household items are needed. We will also be raising funds to help Ricky manage other expenses to get him up and running.

Rickey’s family including his Mom will be in attendance. She is fixing peach cobbler for the neighborhood. All feel free to bring snacks, appetizers and deserts to this neighborhood event.

DJ Peter Miller will be spinning tunes. Donation beverages are available. Come meet your neighbor and help Rickey get a new start.

The event will run from 6 - 10pm. For more information, call Brown at 213-999-0379.

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