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Don't miss this unique opportunity to purchase holiday wares from some of the area's best craftspeople and artisans! This event helps support Selma's Old Depot Museum. For more information, contact Candi Duncan: (334)412-8550
Please join councilwoman Angela Benjamin and the citizens of Ward 4 Selma
Receive the 8th Annual State of the Ward report, acknowledge exemplary citizens, network among wards, and enjoy good food, good fun, and great fellowship!
Please join us!
For more information, call (334)874-1234
Gallery 905 will stay open late (5-7:30) to sell specialized art, pertaining to the event. Carneal's doors open at 6 PM with finger food, and the music starts at 7:30. Local musicians, Veigh Kaye (V.k.) and Chip Spencer, will be opening for up and coming artist, Dylan LeBlanc, who will be playing with cellist Courtney Blackwell and Jay Burgess of The Pollies. To stay updated, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1844778745811554/
24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:30 a.m.
Carl C. Morgan Convention Center
211 Washington Street
Selma, AL. 36701
Individual Tickets: $20.00
Corporate Tables: $300.00
For ticket information contact L. Dale Bryant at 334-419-2535 or any member of the Selma Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Seats fill fast. In order to secure your spot, call (334)875-8900
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/
Join the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information and the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority as we celebrate our partnership and the progress in our community.
Further details TBA.
Every year the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Inc., hosts the commemoration of this historic event and the struggle for the right to vote, by gathering at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a festival of music, art and historical remembrance. Events include a parade, a Miss Jubilee Pageant, a mock trial, and a commemorative march to the bridge. Every five years, celebrants continue all the way to Montgomery.
For more information, contact (334)526-2626
Complete listing of Jubilee events can be found here: http://selmajubilee.com/
This seminar is for Juniors, Seniors, and Parents. Topics will cover Financial aid, course selection, housing, resume preparation, and much more!
Sponsored by Council President Corey Bowie
For more information, call: 334-874-1234
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
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.