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Snow’s Cleaning Service held Stop the Violence Rally

Snow’s Cleaning Service held a Stop the Violence Rally Saturday at 2401 Church Street.

Project Clean Up Selma was a four-event that featured an assortment of speakers, mask distribution, free hamburgers and hot dogs to the guests that attended. Selma AIR conducted HIV Testing at the event.

LeMarkus A. Snow, owner of Snow’s Cleaning Service, said it was important to have a community event and speak about the dangers of having a criminal lifestyle.

“Putting on this event means a lot,” Snow said. “I’m doing something to make my mother proud. I went to prison and never made my mother proud.”

George Burton was one of the speakers and discussed his early life of crime.  He’s now a minister.

“I became a product of my environment and it led to me being incarcerated,” Burton said. “I grew up in the GWC Ward. I was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but I made parole after 14 years.”

LaTangilia Williams of LIFT Ministries was the event’s hostess and Jennifer Griffin delivered the greetings. Both praised Snow for volunteering his services in the community.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Selma City Councilwomen Angela Benjamin and Miah Jackson and Dallas County Commissioner Curtis Williams all attended the event.