Annual pilgrimage set for next weekend

Published 10:26 pm Friday, March 11, 2016

The Selma Pilgrimage, one of the most anticipated events of the year, is next week. The annual tour of homes, churches and museums always brings in a lot of outside guests, who want to explore Selma’s history, but we’re hopeful a lot of local people get excited about it as well.

Each year new homes, museums and churches are showcased on the tour, meaning even for locals there’s a fresh lineup. This year there are seven houses and many of them either haven’t been on the pilgrimage tour before or haven’t been on it in a long time.

That’s exciting and it should bring in a big crowd for the pilgrimage.

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There’s something for everyone. There’s a ghost tour through Old Live Oak Cemetery on Saturday night, Kenan’s Mill will be grinding corn and  lunch will be held Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Of course, Selma should also want to put its best foot forward. Picking up limbs, leaves and mowing the grass are easy ways to spruce up a house or business so that Selma looks its best when visitors arrive.

Next weekend will be here before we know it. In the meantime, let’s make sure visitors will be impressed when they get here.