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Sturdivant Hall hosts annual BBQ on the Green

The grounds of Sturdivant Hall, one of Selma’s premier Antebellum homes, was filled with folks from all over for the annual BBQ on the Green.

Folks began to fill the lawn around 6 p.m. and by the time dinner was served, the lawn was nearly full.

The full lawn was a happy sight for Sturdivant Hall’s Museum Director, Mary Margaret Mims.

“I think the turnout is fabulous,” said Mims as she observed everyone socializing before the barbecue was served. “We sold almost all of our tickets. We’ve had great sponsors behind us too. It’s going to be a great night.”

The annual event is Sturdivant Hall’s biggest fundraiser each year.

The funds collected from the event go toward maintaining the building and the grounds.

“[BBQ on the Green] is very important,” said Mims. “It helps us maintain the beauty of this house. All of this goes back into the house. Historic buildings take quite a lot to maintain.”

Mims’ favorite part of the event each year is watching everyone come together for a good time.

“I love it because you just see so many different people, you can look around and see that everybody’s having fun. The beauty of the lawn and the beauty of the building just create a fun event,” she said.

Mims thanked all the sponsors involved for making this year’s BBQ on the Green possible.

The events sponsors included: Peak Insurance, First Cahawba Bank, Children’s Destiny, Henry Brick, Sam Kirkpatrick of Mayfair Advisory Group, Rountree Electric Supply, The Frazer Group, Gloria Sims/ReMax of Gulf Shores, Trustmark Bank, Dallas Air and Heating, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, International Paper, Talton Communications, Alabama Power, Hobbs and Hain Attorneys at Law, Tucker Dentistry, Grindle Tire, Buchanan Timber and Dave’s Market.