City of Selma, Blackbelt Benefit Group led keeping Alabama clean project

Published 1:20 pm Monday, September 27, 2021

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The City of Selma had a successful cleanup day last Saturday.

The Selma City Council and Blackbelt Benefit Group led a group of officials that participated in the Keeping Alabama Clean and Love Our Byways project.

Selma City Council members Jannie Thomas, Clay Carmichael, Lesia James, Tom Harvill, Christie Thomas, Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn led the way.

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Rex Jones of Cougar Oil, R.B. Hudson Middle School Principal Cicely Curtis, Selma City Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams also participated.

Social Media was filled with people who enjoyed participating.

Carmichael said the goal was accomplished.

“We got garbage off the streets, cleaned up some curbs, and beautified the area by the EPB! Ann Hoffman Murray said it was a productive day.

“It was amazing day at the corner of Broad and Water. An intersection transformed,” Murray posted on Social Media. “Thank you City of Selma and Blackbelt Benefit Group. We will partner with you any day.”

BBG received a Love Our Byways grant for a beautification project along Selma’s downtown stretch of the 54-mile Selma to Montgomery March Byway.

The National Scenic Byway Foundation and the American Park Network  awarded BBG a $2,000 micro-grant. Toyota Motor North America also contributed.