$20,000 Grant Earmarked For Selma Civic Center

The Town of Selma has voted to earmark $20,000 they received recently in the form a Downtown Revitalization Grant from the NC Department of Commerce to go towards work at the Selma Civic Center.

Julie Maybee, Planning and Economic Development Director for the Town of Selma, told members of the Selma Town Council the money could help with the construction of a restroom addition.

Ann Williams, with the Selma Civic Center Committee, announced in September that Phase One of the renovation work at the Civic Center had been completed.

The Town voted in December 2015 to purchase a 5,000 square foot building at 300 N. Webb Street and owned by the Selma American Legion for $60,000.  Officials envision once fully renovated with modern amenities and still maintaining many of the historic features, the civic center could be rented out to businesses and individuals for local events, conferences, meetings, weddings, family reunions, entertainment and more.

To date, $134,312 has been raised for repairs and $56,882 had been spent.