It’s an exciting time of year in Dallas County

Published 8:38 pm Saturday, August 9, 2014

By Sheryl Smedley 

The Selma Times-Journal


In just a few short days, another school year begins. Teachers are already preparing for the new calendar school year while students continue to enjoy the few days left of their summer vacation.

While preparing for the upcoming purchase of back to school supplies, I hope you took advantage of the Back- to-School Tax-Free Holiday shopping weekend by shopping local.

Many of our community retailers’ store shelves were filled with bargain items.

The community calendar of events continues to be full of opportunities.

We are blessed to live in a community that never rests. From Story Tellin’, Ghost Tours, outdoor adventures and football games to the Community Concert Series; the choice is yours in Selma.

Community organizations are busy finalizing events like the Selma Quarterback Club, which was organized in 1941 and is the second oldest quarterback club in Alabama.

Over the years, this organization has provided four $4,000 scholarships to youth throughout our community. Whether you are a Roll Tide or a War Eagle fan, the Selma Quarterback Club knows how to improve your football knowledge. Be sure to check out the upcoming year’s game plan of club speakers.

In addition, the Chamber has scheduled a Lunch and Learn for Sept. 4, sponsored by Norris Allstate Insurance Agency.

Meanwhile, the Chamber, in partnership with the City of Selma and the Dallas County Commission, is busy preparing for the upcoming Labor Day Celebration and Fireworks Display at Riverfront Park.

This year’s fireworks display is going to be spectacular for all to enjoy whether on land or in a boat.

Our annual City of Selma Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 6. The Parade Committee is implementing some new ideas, and I encourage you to join the Parade.

And remember to stay alert for school bus stops and school crossings on your daily drive to work as school gets underway.