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Cleaning Selmont

Selmont residents are tired of the litter and abandoned homes plaguing the appearance of the community, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.

Under the leadership of the Dallas County Extension office, Commissioner Connel Towns and Chamber of Commerce Director Sheryl Smedley, residents plan to revive the physicality of their neighborhoods.

From 6 a.m. until noon Saturday, volunteers will collect litter and bags of garbage from residents.

Garbage bags will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves or other supplies as well.

Commissioner Towns also asks that people bring a list of names and addresses of any abandoned homes in their neighborhood. He will compile this list and take it to the owners.

“We can probably talk to the landowner about tearing them down,” Towns said.

You don’t have to live in Selmont to help.

All community members are invited to the clean up day, but we shouldn’t need to be invited.

We should want to help because Selmont is an important part of the Selma area.

Before entering Selma from Montgomery, visitors first see Selmont, sometimes forming rash judgments about our beloved city.

It’s time to change this.