National Peanut Festival Parade

By: Giselle Phillip Email
By: Giselle Phillip Email

Dothan, AL

Dozens of floats, tractors, and music were just some of the things that drew people to the streets of downtown Dothan this morning for the peanut parade. They lined up early to make sure they picked the perfect spot so that they wouldn't miss any of the action as it passed by at the parade.

For many the national peanut festival parade is a tradition that they share with their friends and family. Patricia Finley and her friend Barbara Miller have been coming to the parade since they were little girls. Finley is now pregnant with her first child and is excited to one day share the special moment.

"It's a tradition, it's done every year so I mean I'm pretty sure he'll want to be a part of it too," said Dothan Residence, Patricia Finley.

Seth Crawford just moved to Dothan with his family and was excited to see the parade in his new home town.

"Came out here today with my son I think this is his first time ever coming here and I'm not from here we just moved here actually about a month ago and we just wanted to check it out," said Seth Crawford.

"People of all ages enjoyed the decorative floats, the variety of music and of course the peanuts."

The parade drew in families from near and far. The Fiveash's drove five hours from Georgia to see their grandmother, but made sure to make the trip to Dothan in time for the event.

"The parade's a great thing to come to. For my first time here my favorite thing was to see all the tractors and police," said Luke Fiveash.

A favorite moment for many of the children was when a large truck dropped peanuts in the street, allowing them to grab as many as they could. The two hour parade provided lots of entertainment and fun for the whole family and what would a peanut festival parade be without lots of peanuts!


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