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Ward 5 hosts inaugural Easter Egg hunt for kids

By: Oniska Blevins

Children will hunt for the prized golden egg this Saturday, March 31, as they join the Guys and Girls Savings Club and Ward 5 Councilman Samuel Randolph at their inaugural Easter egg hunt. The hunt will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Selma High School softball field.

Children from all neighborhoods are welcome to come enjoy the fun and bring an Easter basket to collect eggs and goody bags. They will each have a chance to hunt for the golden egg containing the special surprise. Free hotdogs and drinks will also be provided.

Ward 5 Councilman Samuel Randolph said events like these are a positive and safe way for the community to come together.

“We wanted to have the opportunity to give back to the citizens of Selma, especially the young kids,” he said.

According to Randolph, community members often voice their concern about the lack of activities for the youth and some believe that is how some young people start down the wrong path.

“A lot of times people say there is nothing for kids to do in Selma, so we’re just trying to have an event to let them come out and play,” he said.

The Councilman said when the idea was presented to him he was excited to partner with the group because it was for a worthy cause.

“They said they wanted to do something positive in the community,” he said.

Roosevelt Roscoe, vice president of the Guys and Girls Savings Club, said the club loves to give back to the community. He said when the club’s secretary, Susie McGee, thought of the idea and there was no question they would have it.

The group has fed the homeless, held clothing drives, volunteered at local nursing homes, as well as supported the local police and fire departments.

“We’re very active in the community,” he said.

Roscoe said the club is open to partnering with other social savings clubs as well as community leaders.

He said those partnerships with other organizations allows them to work together to make Selma better.

“Councilman Randolph gives back to the community so we wanted to partner with him,” he said.

They are planning to make the hunt an annual event with the hopes of it becoming bigger each year. For more information, contact Councilman Samuel Randolph at (334) 349-2004.

In addition to this Easter egg hunt, there will be more hunts throughout the community. Some of the other locations include:

March 30: 5-7 p.m. – Potter’s Place Church located at 300 Old Montgomery Hwy

March 31: 10 a.m. – noon, No Limit Church located at 92 Deepwoods Dr. in Valley Grande

April 1: noon – 2 p.m. – George Washington Carver Homes