Busy Father’s Day weekend in Selma

Published 9:10 pm Friday, June 16, 2017

There will be plenty to do this Father’s Day weekend in Selma.

The day will kick off with a community clean up event, Litter Free in Ward 3, at 9 a.m. at 816 Selma Ave. at the city of Selma Ceramics Art Department. The community is encouraged to participate in cleaning up the ward. For more information, contact Miah Jackson at (334) 327-8755.

Tractor Supply Company will be hosting pet and livestock adoptions through June 18. Those that attend will be able to visit adoptable animals. For more information, contact them at (334) 877-1440.

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Beginning at noon, the city of Selma will kick off it’s One Hot Summer with the sixth annual Jazz on the Grazz. The day will be full of music, food and fun at Phoenix Park. The main stage will be at 3:45 p.m. and the kids’ corner will be at noon.

“This weekend is a wonderful time to get outside of the house on this Father’s Day weekend and have some time with dads and hopefully take dad out to some of the events and be part of that,” said Selma Mayor Darrio Melton.

Melton also invited the community out to cheer on the local All-Star baseball teams. The games started Friday night, but will continue tonight at 6 p.m. at the Sportsplex.

“I think it’s a wonderful time for the community to get out of their homes, to come out and have some social networking going on, as well as to support our young people in their athletic endeavors,” Melton said.

Starting at 7:30 p.m., The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and the city of Selma will host Riverfront Movie Night in the Park at the Riverfront Amphitheater. The featured film will be “The Help.” The event is free and open to the community.

“It’ll be just a good time to come out and watch a movie at the amphitheater up under the night lights,” Melton said. “I think these events are a good time for the community to see that we can always do events that are free to the public and give people the opportunity to do something fun in Selma. They don’t have to leave outside the city to have fun, but they can have fun right here in their hometown.”