The WMPM web site is reporting that 10,000 people attended Railroad Days in Selma. I don't know about the accuracy of that figure, since it seems a bit bloated to me, but I do know that there was a strong attendance this year.
The odd thing about this, which is not known by most, is that a one particular political organization decided not to come to Railroad Days because it was "smaller" than the other area festivals and was deemed not worthy of their time, considering that they were going to be at other county festivals. I even offered to share my booth with them...twice. Alas, they never attended. Their opposing party, however, was there, had a nice booth displayed, and was busily registering people to vote. What is wrong with this picture???
From the WMPM web site:
10,000 Attend Selma Railroad Days - Ten thousand people attended the Selma Railroad Days festival over the weekend. In the 30-year history, attendance records were shattered for the parade, as well as the number of parade entries and vendors. Joe Carter, Selma Parks and Recreation Director, said it was one of the largest Railroad Days ever held. “Everything went really well. We had an excellent day and beautiful weather,” Carter said.