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The first Little Free Library® installed in Selma, NC 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:09:00 AM

    

February 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Mamie Moore,  mamiemoore951@gmail.com
 

The first Little Free Library® installed in Selma, NC

Selma, NC – Mamie Moore, director of My Kid’s Club, has announced her intention of installing the first Little Free Library® in Selma, NC. 

In conjunction with Little Libraries of Johnston County and Selma Parks and Recreation, the My Kid’s Club Little Free Library® will be installed at Raiford Street Park – 808 South Raiford Street – Selma, NC and a Ribbon cutting with mark the occasion on Thursday, February 28th at 4:30 pm.

Moore is very excited about this project and hopes that more donors and stewards will step up so that every park in Selma will have a Little Free Library® on location. 

“Literacy affects us all.  Children develop crucial literacy skills from birth to 5 years.  These libraries will make it easy to include reading in everyday activities.”  Said Moore.

Johna Faulconer, volunteer coordinator of Little Libraries of Johnston County, says, “The Little Free Libraries® movement is taking off in Johnston County, and we are thrilled Selma is on board. The My Kid’s Club Little Free Library will be an asset to the Selma community.”

The public is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Raiford Street Park at 4:30pm on February 28th.

About Little Free Library®: Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Since the first Little Free Library was built by founder Todd H. Bol in Hudson, WI, in 2009, the number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 75,000 worldwide. Tens of millions of books are shared annually through the book exchanges, which are individually managed by book-loving volunteer stewards in all 50 states and in 88 countries. In its short history, Little Free Library has received recognition from the National Book Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Book Industry Study Group, the Women’s National Book Association and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Headhunter 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Come and Join Our Team!! 

The Town of Selma, North Carolina has an immediate opening for a “Business Headhunter” who will focus solely on Downtown Development.  We are looking to contract with an individual or a firm.  If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this opportunity, please contact our Interim Human Resources Manager, Mary Rhodes at mrhodes@selma-nc.com or Mayor Cheryl Oliver at coliver@selma-nc for more information. 

Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes Update! 

Friday, October 5, 2018 3:06:00 PM

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Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM
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DeWayne’s celebrates 27 years in business with Pumpkins with a Purpose 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:24:00 AM

DeWayne’s celebrates 27 years in business with Pumpkins with a Purpose
benefitting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

            SELMA, N.C. – In celebration of 27 years in business, DeWayne’s will be donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of all Jack-o-lantern pumpkins during the Pumpkins with a Purpose promotion to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This event will be ongoing through October 31.

DeWayne’s has been a supporter of the American Cancer Society since 2008, and many of the store’s customers are all too familiar with this disease and all of its destructive effects. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. The money raised for this cause is used to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

Breast Cancer Awareness month has a personal meaning to many, and October is also a significant time to DeWayne’s. DeWayne’s started as a roadside produce stand in fall of 1991 selling pumpkins on the front lawn of the outlet center just down the road from the store’s current location.

In 1991 on the front lawn of the local outlet center, DeWayne, at the age of 21, began selling pumpkins on consignment to recover from his own failed pumpkin crop. DeWayne and his wife Tina’s dedication and years of hard work have grown the roadside stand into one of Johnston County’s best-known destinations featuring the Gift Shop, Garden Center, Boutique, Men’s Shoppe and Christmas Land. DeWayne’s remains family owned and operated providing customers a unique shopping experience in over 40,000 square feet of specialty retailing.

Contact Marcia Woodall at marciaw@dewaynes.com for more information.

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