Selma, NC: Soul Food Feast is Feb. 23

Soul Food Feast 2019. Source: Selma NC Parks and Rec
Soul Food Feast 2019. Source: Selma NC Parks and Rec

Selma Parks and Recreation’s second-annual Soul Food Feast will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11am-2pm.

Admission is free for all ages. Come with family and friends and feed your souls with good food, music, and fun at the Harrison Alumni Center, 605 W Noble Street, Selma, North Carolina.

Enjoy featured entertainment:

  • Antoan Whidbee (Smithfield, NC), Attorney, to present, “Feed your mind as well as your body.”
  • Eric Jackson, Selma Historical Museum Curator, will present on the Pullman Porters.
  • Angel George will sing.
  • Tippy Toes Dance Studio (Princeton, NC) will dance.

Feed your body with catering by Mozelle’s Soul Food. The restaurant opened in December 2018, in the location that was once the original Hula Girl Grill, near the railroad tracks. Mozelle’s is already building a following with eat-in, take-out, and catered soul food.

On the menu for February 23:

  • fried chicken
  • baked chicken
  • collards
  • cabbage
  • mac ‘n cheese

Along with these feast items, there will be iced tea and lemonade available and dessert.

This feast is sponsored by the Town of Selma, making it possible for admission and food to be free.

The Soul Food Feast originated in 2018, created to showcase Black History Month. Selma Parks and Recreation’s Melissa Dooley  and and the Selma Historical Museum’s Eric Jackson came up with the initial plan. Said Dooley:

“The idea of this event is to create a sense of community and celebrate the black heritage. It is meant to be by the community, for the community.”

It is estimated that approximately 50 people will come and take part in this feast.

Registration is not required. See details at www.selma-nc.com/soul-food-feast or call Melissa Dooley at Selma Parks and Recreation at 919.965.9841 x.8003.

The first Soul Food Feast was held in Selma, NC in 2018. Check out these photos from the inaugural feast (courtesy of Selma Parks and Rec).

Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Participants Jackie Lacy and Jeannie at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Participants Jackie Lacy and Jeannie at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Children playing at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Children playing at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Antoan Whidbee speaking at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Antoan Whidbee speaking at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Eric Jackson at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Eric Jackson at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Judge Addie Rawls speaking at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley
Judge Addie Rawls speaking at the Soul Food Feast 2018. Source: Melissa Dooley

 

Source: Selma Parks and Recreation

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