This Saturday April 1st Gettin Outdoors Radio with Big Daddy Lawler will be broadcasting his radio show from Roland Cooper State Park in conjunction with the Selma Food Bank Bass Tournament. Please tune into 100.9 WALX Radio at 7:00 am to hear the show. A huge thanks goes out to Bama Budweiser of Selma and WALX Radio for making this live remote happen.
Family Fun Day netted the needy hundreds of pounds of food Saturday with football star Michael Johnson (#90 Cincinnati Bengals defensive end) on hand to thank those who contributed to the project. Fun Day was held at the community college where lunch was served courtesy of Selma’s local Hardees restaurant, faces were painted by Liz Brown and Sandy Greene and Johnson signed autographs.
“This is a great way to spend a summer day with fun and games available for everybody,” said Johnson, who will be heading back to Cincinnati in a couple of weeks to prepare for the upcoming NFL season.
The chief recipient of the program was the Selma Area Food Bank which distributes food to the poor in one of the most depressed areas of Alabama.
Jeff Harrison, executive director of the food bank, said these year’s food donations totaled 529 pounds, easily eclipsing last year’s total of 300 pounds. “We received a wide variety of food and vegetables,” said Harrison. “It will be put to good use for those who need it the most.”
Thank you Alabama Hunger Relief, a 501c3 charity made up of sportsmen from south Alabama! We are so happy to get this delivery today. We appreciate your support and can’t tell you how happy the people in our service area will be to have these great products. It is organizations such as yourself that keeps us going and makes it possible for us to reach out to even more people every year. This load of food weighs 3,410 pounds and contains 135 cases of much needed food. Days like today make you realize there are still good people willing to help other less fortunate.
The Postal Food Drive was a huge success, collecting food from all of our neighbors in Dallas County. There is more that will come from Perry, Marengo and Wilcox Counties as well. It all adds up and has certainly started the week off on a very positive note.
The Selma Food Bank is the proud recipient of $10,000.00 that was given by the Selma/Dallas Leadership Class XVIII. Each year the Selma/Dallas Leadership Class XVIII holds the Alabama River Chili Cook Off, and a local charity is chosen to receive the benefits from this fundraiser. A big THANK YOU goes out to the Selma/Dallas Leadership Class XVIII and the Selma/Dallas County Community for their support of the Selma Food Bank and the Alabama River Chili Cook Off. Pictured above is Jeff Harrison receiving the donation from Todd Stewart (Moore Stewart Ford and Title Sponsor of the Alabama River Chili Cook Off) and (members of the Selma/Dallas Leadership Class XVIII) Christie Thomas, Becky Glaze, Ivy Harrison, Dewauna Vinson, Ebony Rose, Jessica Hope and Leslie Free. Members not pictured are Brett Wood, Kirk Johnson and Mark Frasier.