October has been a busy month with plenty to do for all in town

Published 11:03 pm Friday, October 24, 2014

It has been a good month to live in Selma, because there’s been no shortage of things to do.

We’re hoping that means it has also been a good month for the city’s economy, which can always use a shot in the arm. It’s hard to imagine that it hasn’t, with enough activities going on to keep anyone — regardless of age — busy.

Looking back, it’s remarkable that all of these events were in the same month.

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The Central Alabama Fair, which technically got underway in September but continued until early October, kicked off the month by bringing in people all over the region. Pageants, candy apples and plenty of rides drew the interest of many.

Tale Tellin’ kept the momentum going with the popular Dill Pickles and some fantastic storytellers.

In the spirit of Halloween, the Haunted History Tours and Old Cahawba’s walking tour gave tourists a chance to hear some spooky tales as they experienced Selma for the first time.

Other events did their part as well.

The Integrity Worldwide 5K brought in out-of-towners who wanted to help the non-profit organization’s worthy cause and the Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic, which supported special programs in the city, surely saw at least a few players or volunteers travel to help out.

Other things are still ongoing.

Yeargan Farms has had schools from all over the state take field trips to see it’s pumpkin patch.

Lobsterfest, the Wild Game Cook Off and others also chipped in.

We write it all the time but again want to re-emphasize shopping locally and participating in local events is the best way to help our local economy.

We’d all like an extra restaurant or two in town, but that starts with supporting local events and shopping here in town.

This month has proven once again that if you look around, there’s plenty to do.

We applaud the city and community for having so many great events this month, and we thank all of those who attended.