Our opinion: We enjoy watching Blackbelt Benefit Group step up again

Published 7:02 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

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The Blackbelt Benefit Group always find a way to help organizations in Selma and Dallas County.

The latest donation BBG made came during the Christmas weekend when they donated a $10,000 check to Carrie Bearden of Cahaba Mental Health at the Art Jam at the Walton Theater.

We appreciate the organization for its modesty and humility, especially when BBG President Josh Wilkerson said the presentation was made possible because of the support at the Alabama River Chili Cookoff fundraiser.

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We’re proud of the Chili Cookoff too, because when we won first place for the Best chili.

As always, Bearden was gracious in accepting the check.

“It feels great to receive a check from the Blackbelt Benefit Group,” Bearden said. “We appreciate people helping us with mental health.”

Having Selma native Ben Brooks and Alabama native Mike Cooley perform at Art Jam was another strong move by the BBG. The concert drew a strong crowd that included Andy Stewart of Trustmark Bank KFC-Selma’s Mark Woodson.

We applaud the great work BBG did this year and we look forward to seeing great things from them in 2023.