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Council to host open house

This Tuesday, The Selma municipal government wants to give the public a chance to see what it’s all about.

The Selma City Council will hold a “meet and greet” Tuesday at 4 p.m. inside the council chambers. The event will offer food, fellowship as well as Christmas decorations and music.

Selma City Ward 8 councilman Corey Bowie said this event is a chance for residents to voice their concerns to local government and embrace the holiday spirit.

“This is a time where citizens can engage with council members and the mayor to remember the reason for the season — keeping Christ in Christmas,” Bowie said. “We’ll be decorating (the) council chambers … we’ll have eggnog. We’re asking all citizens to come out and fellowship with municipal government.”

Selma Mayor George Evans said the purpose of the event is to bring about communication and togetherness.

“This is something we’ve done in the past — it’s mainly for goodwill, the holiday season and a time for love,” Evans said. “People have a chance to show love to their neighbor … I think we all need to care about each other. We’re elected officials but still human beings. It’s a sense of reaching out, showing we’re all human and can work together to make Selma a better place.”

To keep the communication flowing, Evans said the city will also hold an open house for the public Dec. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evans said the public can find out about each department and can pick up information they need.

“We’ll have open house all day long with each department — fire station, city government, throughout the city,” Evans said. “We send an invite to the public to come by and say hello and Merry Christmas; Lack of communication leads to failure … the main thing is working together. This is a way to bring unity to our city and show love to one another.”

 
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