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Fireworks show to help mark Labor Day

 Fireworks explode in the background as spectators line the sidewalks along with Edmund Pettus Bridge last September.  Fireworks will again explode over the Alabama River on Labor Day night. (File Photo |Times-Journal)

Fireworks explode in the background as spectators line the sidewalks along with Edmund Pettus Bridge last September. Fireworks will again explode over the Alabama River on Labor Day night. (File Photo |Times-Journal)

The public is invited to mark the end of Summer and enjoy a Labor Day explosive celebration next Monday.

The City of Selma, Dallas County Commission and the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to conduct the second annual Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. The public will have a chance to enjoy the Monday event at Riverfront Park free of admission charges.

“It’s just a time of fellowship, reflections and just enjoying the quality of life,” Selma Mayor George Evans said.

Entertainment, inflatables, music and more will be available during the festive day.

At least four vendors will be present, selling food, drinks and other items.

During the 6:30 p.m. ceremony, the Selma Community Choir, Frederick Spivey and Sarah Jones will deliver a musical performance, said Sheryl Smedley, executive director of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce.

Funded by the Selma City’s general funds and Dallas County Commission, the fireworks will start around 8:30 p.m.

The masters of ceremony will be the Selma Fire Department’s Capt. James Murphy, Sgt. Terrence Venter and department mascot Sparky.

Smedley said the positive feedback she received from those who attended last year’s Labor Day Firework event was a big reason the city, county and chamber worked to bring the event back for year two.

“Invite everyone out to come out and enjoy the celebration,” Smedley said.