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Jan. 23, 30 | Let it Snow
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Love My Friends
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 | St. Patrick's Fun
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 | April Showers
New Possibilities Youth Center After School Program
Monday through Thursday
Grades 6,7, & 8
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sister Kathy, Director 334-872-2359
Patrick Evans: Coordinator
Registration: Monday, August 15, 2016 3-6pm at 1108 Griffin Avenue
Sponsored by the Edmundite Missions
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Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 | Sleeping Beauty
Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 | King Midas and the Golden Touch
Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 | Aladin and His Lamp
Tang Soo Do (related to Taekwondo)
Fee: $30/family (adults encouraged)
Ages: Grade 2+ accompanied by an adult
Free uniforms/free month of trial classes
Sr. Kathy, 4th degree Certified Black Belt Instructor
Lunch begins at noon | Program begins at 12:30 | Lunch $8 | Reservations (334)874-1725
Book sales and autographs before and after event.
History of Selma and Dallas County by Alston Fitts
University of Alabama Press
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (the Authority) will hold its regular meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Authority on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 4:00 PM
in the conference room of ArtsRevive in the Carneal Building, located at 3 Church Street,
Selma, AL, 36701, for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may
Come before the Board of Directors of the Authority.
SCHEDULE FOR 2017:
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017 (Second Thursday due to Christmas holidays)
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
The cookoff has something for everyone including music, chili samples, and pizza for kids- everything for the entire family to enjoy!
All proceeds benefit the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center!
42nd Historic Selma Pilgrimage. Travel back in time to tour eight private homes representing many architectural styles and an historic church. Visit four museums, art show, the evening house reception and 1850s gristmill. Tickets available 8:30 til 4 during Pilgrimage at headquarters, 109 Union St. For more information, call 334-412-8550 or 1-800-45-SELMA. Find Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage on Facebook. Website: SelmaPilgrimage.com
By Alaina Denean Deshazo
Published 9:03 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017
When Bob Kelley, previous owner of the Tally-Ho restaurant, moved to Selma, he saw an opportunity to turn his restaurant green on St. Patrick’s Day in more ways than one.
Not only would people come dressed in green and enjoy green beer, they would also raise money for charities.
“I came to Selma in 1980 and I realized that nobody was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. So in 1981, I decided we’re going to have a party and I got with the March of Dimes and that year I decided that we were going to give the profits from the food sales to the March of Dimes,” Kelley said.
“We kept the March of Dimes for several years, and then thought it would be good to share the evening with other charities and over the years we’ve done mostly a different charity each year.”
The Tally-Ho and the Selma Rotary Club partner each year to provide a different charity with the money raised from the event, as well as to the Rotary Club for the contributions they make in the community.
“We’ve also partnered with the Selma Rotary Club where we would give money to the foundation so that we could do work in the local community,” Kelley said.
Kelley said they ask different businesses in the community to donate gifts for door prizes, and as people come into the restaurant, they can buy tickets to be entered into drawings for the prizes.
This year, the restaurant is raising money for Easter Seals at the annual event on March 17.
“Anything we can do to raise money for the charity is what we’re trying to do,” he said.
“The more people that get there, the more that buy those tickets and the more food we sell, the bigger the donation will be for the charity.”
Paul Wilkerson, current owner of the Tally-Ho, said the annual event is always fun for the community.
“It’s really fun,” Wilkerson said. “It’s just a good atmosphere, really laid back.”
Wilkerson said the restaurant will have a special menu for the night, which usually includes hamburgers, fish and chips and of course, green beer among other Irish specialties.
And although the night is fun, Wilkerson said it’s really exciting to be able to give back to local charities.
“[Giving back to the charities] is really like a thank you to everybody that comes and supports us throughout the year. Selma’s a small town and it takes repeat business, repeat customers,” Wilkerson said.
“It’s nice to be able to take that money and give it back to some charities that are well deserving.”
Wilkerson said that many times customers will reach out to the restaurant with a recommendation of a charity that could really use the funds that year, and sometimes the charity itself will ask to be featured charity.
Wilkerson estimates that more than $100,000 has been raised over the years for the charities.
Kelley said he just enjoys being able to give back and have fun at the same time.
“I’ve lived here half of my life. I never dreamed that I would live in Selma for half of my life, but now, you couldn’t get me out of here if you had to,” Kelley said.
“There’s just so many nice people, and I like giving back to it.”
Kelley said they will also be hosting Rick Williams, who will be performing in the lounge during the event.
Wilkerson said that they will take walk-ins, but asks that those wanting to attend the event make reservations by calling (334) 872-1390, and don’t forget to wear green.