International Taste planned for Saturday

Published 7:38 pm Friday, May 10, 2013

Residents will not only have the opportunity to hear the joyous sounds of area church and school choirs, but they will also be able to taste cuisine from around the world Saturday as the 2nd Annual Unity in the Community Praise and Worship with an International Taste is hosted at Phoenix Park on Water Avenue.

The program, which will begin at noon, is meant to bring the community together in a positive atmosphere, said Selma City Council President Corey Bowie, who is hosting the event along with council member Sam Randolph.

“The idea came from Councilman Randolph and what we wanted to do was unify the community and bring in not only the blacks and whites, but make it kind of a melting pot through unity,” Bowie said.

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Several local vendors will set up around Phoenix Park including Lannie’s Bar-B-Que, Southern Deli, The Coffee Shoppe, EvMarie’s Cupcakery, Sweet Advantages, Captain D’s, KFC and Papa John’s Pizza.

“People can mingle and get to know one another at this event and also get a taste of some international food,” Bowie said. “We would like to show the united front and demonstrate what this city should stand for — an inclusive community.”

Admission cost is $2. All proceeds will benefit the Community Action Agency. If it rains, Bowie said the event will be moved to the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.