International food festival, concert planned for June

Published 8:47 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two Selma City Council members believe food and great music might be the keys to bringing the community together.

Councilman Samuel Randolph and Council President Corey Bowie will host the fourth annual Unity in the Community Praise and Worship with an International Taste Food Festival on June 6. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at Phoenix Park and Water Avenue.

The annual event will feature music from various groups as well as international cuisine.

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A $5 donation is asked for at the door. Children 12 and under will get into the festival for free.

All proceeds from the event will go to Visually Impaired People, Inc. and to help low-income citizens.

Citizens should come out to take part in the festivities, Randolph said.

“It’s a way for us to come together as one to set aside our differences,” he said.

About 10 to 12 restaurants have signed up to participate. Mexican, Chinese, Italian and American dishes will be served.

“We need to embrace one another, and embrace one another’s culture,” Bowie said. “This is a day we put aside our differences and turn back to God to reflect on the positive things in the community.”

Interested gospel groups and restaurants can call 874-1234 for more information.