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Mayor calls for partnership

Christie Thomas, a member of the Selma-Dallas County Leadership Class 18, lays out a tablecloth Monday evening in preparation for Tuesday’s pastoral breakfast at the convention center. -- Tim Reeves

Selma-Dallas County Leadership Class 18, along with Selma Mayor George Evans and the Selma City Council will hold a breakfast Tuesday, Jan. 24 beginning at 7:30 a.m. for area pastors. The free event is open to all local church leaders and will take place inside the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.

Evans, who said he wants to “send a message” to leaders and residents to come together and work together to improve the city, said the event is a way for Christian leaders to reach out to their communities.

“The goal is for the churches in our community to take back our neighborhoods,” Evans said in a previous interview with the Times-Journal. “Churches need to come together as one; we want a neighborhood that three or four churches can be responsible for — reach out and help people.”

Evans said he hopes the breakfast will inspire other pastors to ignite positive change.

“We want to get some churches to reach out to churches in other neighborhoods — adopt neighborhood streets and territories,” Evans said.

Tuskegee Mayor Omar Neal will be the guest speaker for the event.

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