City of Selma to hold Labor Day Festival Monday

Published 3:03 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

Two members of the Selma City Council are co-sponsoring a Labor Day event on Monday.

The inaugural City of Selma Labor Day Festival will take place on the blocks of Washington Street and Franklin Street from 5-8 p.m.

City Council President Corey Bowie and city councilwoman Angela Benjamin are co-sponsoring the event, which is free to the public.

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“This is a quality of life event and I hope the citizens will enjoy it,” Bowie said. “This is a form of tourism.”

Two competitions will be held: an old-school vehicle show and open mike contest.

The car show has four different categories: original, old, new and specialty. Motorcycles and trucks also have their own three categories. Any model is welcome to compete. Trophies will be award to first and second place.

The registration fee is $20 for vehicles, $15 for motorcycles. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m.

Classic Car Club Vice President William Brown is coordinating the vehicle competition with Bowie. Benjamin is in charge of the open-mike contest. Details weren’t available Friday.

A food truck will also be at the event. A bounce house will be available for the kids.