Photo Gallery | Christmas comes to Selma
The Selma Christmas Tree was lit on last Thursday by local officials. There were Christmas songs and greetings by local elected officials warm drinks and snacks.
Thousands came out to Broad Street in Selma Saturday to kick off the Holiday season with the annual Christmas parade. The cold December wind was blowing the spirit of the season in with a blast. The parade consisted of local high school marching bands, local organizations on floats, and elected officials riding in old rebuilt cars. The Concordia College Marching Band played holiday music to get the citizens in the holiday spirit. There were police officers on motorcycles and horseback riding clubs. The horseman made their horses dance and sway to the music from the bands. The parade ended with an appearance from the jolly old man from the North Pole. He was riding on a City of Selma Fire Truck.
Santa Claus made an appearance at the Pettway Party Stop on Broad Street right after the Christmas Parade and listened to requests from children of all ages. He told the crowds that he was glad to be in Alabama because he liked Alabama weather. Mr. Claus was getting ready for his big trip on December 24 by hearing from the kids in person. He will still receive letters in the mail and through email and on facebook and twitter. So all boys and girls you better be good and get your letters in fast or Santa won't come see you this year.
Following the Christmas Parade, 7th Congressional District Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell had a meet and greet at the newly opened Coffee Shop on Broad Street in Selma to listen to citizens requests and to learn what was needed for them in the district. Sewell wants to be accessible to her constituents and get to know them personally. The event was open to the public and all elected officials were in attendance. The Coffee Shop was a perfect warm place to come in out of the cold for a warm beverage and warm up and to have your concerns heard by your congresswoman.