Basketball, election and Jubilee all in one week

Published 11:06 pm Friday, February 26, 2016

Next week is going to be a busy one in Selma and Dallas County. When it’s all said and done, it’ll probably go down as one of the busiest weeks of 2016 here locally.

On Monday, Keith Middle/High School will have two teams compete in state semifinal basketball games in Birmingham.

If both win, they’ll play for the state championship Thursday.

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No matter what happens this next week, both teams have had an incredible season, but it would be something if the teams were able to pull the double by winning both championships.

On Tuesday, the polls open as Alabama takes part in the March 1 primary.

Voters will get a chance to make a choice in the presidential election, but will also have their say in a handful of local elections that will decide many of our city’s next group of decision makers.

As if that isn’t enough, Thursday our city welcomes visitors from all over the world when the Bridge Crossing Jubilee gets underway.

The Miss Jubilee Pageant will be held that evening at the School of Discovery and a mass meeting will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church that night as well.

On Friday, a mock trial will be held at the Dallas County Courthouse, a film festival will feature “Selma the Musical” and a step show will take place at Wallace Community College Selma.

On Saturday, events will start at 7:30 a.m. and will end with The Freedom Flame Awards at Wallace that evening.

Sunday is a new week, but it is also the finale of the events of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge honoring the foot soldiers from Bloody Sunday will take place at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.

It’s going to be a busy week for everyone, but also showcases our beautiful city to the world.