This morning (Wednesday), the Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department in coordination with the US Tennis Association and NC Tennis Association officially opened the new tennis courts behind the Harrison Center for Active Aging in Selma. They courts were named the Jacquelyn J. Lacy Tennis Courts in honor of Councilwoman Jackquelyn “Jackie” Lacy.
Mayor Pro Tem Lacy said she was grateful to Parks & Recreation Director Joe Carter and the Parks and Recreation Committee for all they do to make Selma a charming place to live and play.
“This project was important to Mrs. Lacy for years.” said Carter. ”She has advocated for recreational facilities on the south side of Selma for quite some time, and without the help of the USTA, (United States Tennis Association) the southern USTA and the NCTA,(North Carolina Tennis Association) granting our city the funds for over half of this project, we would not be able to present these courts to the residents of Selma. The Selma Parks and Recreation Department plans to offer many programs that will grow the exciting game of tennis for our children and seniors in the Selma community.”
When asked how she felt about the courts being named in her honor, Mrs. Lacy responded that she was “elated and at a loss for words.”
A Dedication Ceremony was held today at the tennis courts at 601 W. Noble Street in Selma. Afterwards, light refreshments were served in the dining hall of the Harrison Center for Active Aging concluding the dedication.