Fun Fest should draw big crowds

Published 9:24 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016

We’ve written a lot in the past about Michael Johnson, the Selma native that continues to make the city proud with his play in the NFL.

Of course, it’s not all Johnson’s sacks or tackles that make him the star he is here in Selma. No, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive end is such a household name — and important figure — because of how often he gives back to his hometown.

He’ll be back at it again on Saturday when he hosts his annual Fun Fest at Wallace Community College Selma from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be food, Zumba, face painting, bingo and much more.

The admission to the event is only one non-perishable food item.

In the past, turnout has been great some years and not as good in others, which is surprising. Although we understand it’s difficult to get children up and out of bed during the summer — even at 10 a.m., it shouldn’t be as difficult when a NFL star is ready to play games and take pictures with them.

We hope to see a huge crowd at this weekend’s Fun Fest event and thank Johnson, who continues to give back to the community he grew up in.