Selma’s first Soul Food Fest builds foundation for future

Selma historian Eric Jackson spoke on the “Harlem Renaissance” at the Soul Food Feast held Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center.

By Steve Reed

Around 40 people attended the Soul Food Feast on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center in Selma. Selma Parks and Recreation sponsored it.

The event was free. People enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from the Soul Food Truck of Raleigh.

Johnston County District Court Judge Addie Rawls spoke of her judicial experience and people who have helped and supported her during her career. She also advised young people to focus on the future.

“Follow your dreams,” said Rawls. “Ask for help in achieving them. Remember your past and use it to guide you in the future.

“Don’t burn any bridges, you may need to cross back one day. And be open to new opportunities, don’t be too quick to say no,” said Rawls.

  • Read more about this story when you subscribe to The Selma News!

Leave a Comment