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This year featuring music from Dallas County's own Charlie Argo! Complete with games and events that are fun for all ages. The day will end with a fireworks spectacular sponsored by the City of Valley Grande.
Have your voice heard. Be part of the process. Get to the polls and vote for your candidate for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.
Topic: “Developing a Winning Plan”
The support group is open to all who are living with diabetes, caregivers, family and friends.
For more information, contact the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200
Join SABRA Sanctuary and help them paint Selma purple during the month of October to raise awareness and show hope in the battle to end domestic violence. Please wear purple attire and place a purple ribbon or bow on your door.
Participants have the exciting opportunity to choose from three different launch sites: Selma City Marina, Swift Creek, or Roland Cooper State Park. 1st place will win $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500, 4th $300, and 5th $200. Blast off is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 3pm. All entrants must weigh-in at Selma City Marina. For more information, contact Steve Craig (334)375-6208.
Vendors interested in booth space may contact 334-419-3271. Booths are $10.
Event complete with games for kids and of course the hay ride!
Thanks to much hard work and innovative local leadership, organizers are thrilled to bring this event back after last year's hiatus.
Friday November 4th OneWay will be open 7AM-5PM having an Inventory Blowout and Sidewalk Sale.
Many gift items that have been sitting on the shelves will be outside on display at up to 90% off regular retail price, and we will also have many many books for sale for $1-$2
Saturday November 5th OneWay will be open 7AM-4PM and will be having the same Inventory Blowout / Sidewalk Sale but will also have items brought from home and will be having a yard sale on the premises in addition to the store sale.
For more information, check out their website: http://www.orrvilletractorshow.com/
The Season of Apostolic Release
THURSDAY EVENING SERVICE – 7PM Apostle W. Channing Jackson, Speaker
FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE – 7PM Bishop Freddie B. Marshall, Speaker
SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION – 12PM Evangelist E. Lorraine Langham, Speaker
SUNDAY HIGH AND HOLY SERVICE–4PM Bishop Jacqueline D. McLemore, Speaker
GREATER KINGDOM CITADEL 2902 NORTH BROAD STREET
Details TBA. For more information, call Margaret Fails at (334) 875-7028
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
City of Selma MAyor Darrio Melton cordially invites all business leaders to attend. Please call to RSVP (334)874-2100
City of Selma and Partners Host Local Workforce Summit
Selma, Alabama – Mayor Darrio Melton and the City of Selma are partnering with the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority, the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information, the Selma Career Center, AL Department of Commerce (Made In Alabama), AIDT, Alabama Works, and the Dallas County Commission to host a seminar for Human Resource Directors, Small Business Owners, Educators, and Healthcare Professionals. The Summit will be on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the Community Room of the Dallas County Family Resource Center (formerly Alagasco).
This Summit will feature Information on new regional alignment for workforce development and corresponding new programs that can help businesses reduce employment costs and assist in developing a better-trained workforce (apprenticeship programs).
“This is an opportunity for rebranding the workforce climate in Selma while simultaneously engaging all economic development partners. Please let us know if you need any additional information,” said Mayor Darrio Melton, champion of this event.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information and to register, call (334)872-3456 or visit elkdale.org
Material, refreshments, and childcare provided
The 11th Annual Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society Conference will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library from 9 am to 5 pm. This year's theme is "Reconstruction to Jim Crow in the Black Belt." Keynote Speaker: Linda Kenney Miller, author of "Beacon on the Hill," the story of pioneering Tuskegee physician John A. Kenney. Registration: Friday, February 17, 3 to 5 pm and Saturday, February 18, 8 to 8:45 am. Information:www.bbaaghs.org and Debra Love, 205-540-2806 or B.J. Smothers, 404-273-6965. Box lunch served. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255432167883193/
Pre-registration required. Call: 1-888-653-6450
Featuring a delicious meal and silent and live auctions, this is an event you don't want to miss!
For more information, call 334-877-4307
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.