Community needs to support events despite rain

Published 9:34 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rain has dampened plans for several events this week, forcing organizers to scramble their calendars. One of the latest moves happened Wednesday, when Relay For Life’s committee announced it will delay their annual event from Friday until Thursday, May 7.

It’s our hope that everyone will continue to support Relay and the other causes that have had to adjust to the bad weather.

A good example of that is the Alabama River Chili Cookoff. The cookoff was originally scheduled for March but was moved due to the chance of rain and thunderstorms. When the event did take place April 2, it raised more than $12,000 for SABRA Sanctuary, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Dallas and surrounding counties.

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The cookoff and Relay For Life are the family-friend events that Selma needs more of. We need to continue to support these kind of events, which provided fun for all ages and do good work in the community and affect lives for the better.

A great chance to do that will be tonight at the third annual Low Country Boil that will benefit the Old Depot Museum. Beth Spivey and others at the museum work tirelessly to preserve local history, and the Low Country Boil is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Tickets are $25 and will include food as well as Cajun music by the Back Door Band from Louisiana. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.