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Pancake, painting brunch to provide mother, daughter time

Mothers and daughters will have an opportunity to bond over food and brushstrokes this weekend. The Coffee Shoppe is hosting its Pancakes and Paint Mother and Daughter Brunch on July 28 from 10 a.m. until noon. Jackie Smith, owner of the Coffee Shoppe, said the brunch is a fun opportunity for mothers and daughters to spend time together before schools start.

“The Pancakes and Paint Brunch was created for mother and daughter time,” Smith said. “I felt like it was coming up on the end of the summer and mom is busy and kids are at camp, so they don’t get to spend a lot of quality time together. We decided to do the brunch to give mothers some quiet time with their daughters.”

According to Smith, the first time event has been received well by the community.

“The response has been great,” Smith said. “All seats sold out within a four-hour window. It proves that when there are positive things going on in Selma people will respond and support it.”

The two-hour brunch will include pancakes, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Priscilla Mitchell will be the painting instructor as the girls paint ballerina shoes and their moms paint a picture of a butterfly.

Smith said the event is part of a larger plan that she has for the city.

“It’s just an extension of my mission to create this community, family friendly environment,” she said. “I will always be looking for ways to bring the community and families together.”

The response to this event has been so great that Smith said that this will not be the last of the pancakes and paint brunch.

“I will definitely do it again because I had some request for it to be tailored towards smaller girls,” Smith said. “The minimum age for this event is six years old.”

The Coffee Shoppe team is hoping to include a few similar events that are catered towards younger children and their parents.

“As long as Selma supports like it does, then I will continue to always try and have something positive available,” Smith said.