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7th Annual “Youth Fishing Day”

Eastgate Park
The City of Dothan Department of Leisure Services and the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries are sponsoring its 17th Annual “Youth Fishing Day” on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Eastgate Park.

This free event is for boys and girls ages 5-12 and provides participants the opportunity to learn about fishing through a supervised hands-on experience. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

The pond will be stocked with catfish and participants will need to bring tackle (fishing pole or rod and reel), bait, and stringer.

Door prize drawings will be held at various times during the event. For more information, please call Angie Lowe at

Fall FURfest

Cottage Antiques, 2187 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan, AL 36305
Felines Under Rescue is having their Fall FURfest on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FURfest is an outdoor festival at Cottage Antiques, 2187 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan, AL 36305. There will be vendors selling art, collectibles, antiques, home made and home baked goodies, antique appraisals and much more. Vendor fee is only $15. Call Janeann at 792-8804 to reserve a space.
FURfest is a fund raiser for Felines Under Rescue (FUR) which is a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) organization that sterilizes feral/community cats in an effort to control the overpopulation in the Wiregrass area. FUR also assists at need pet owners with financing for spay/neuter procedures for pet dogs and cats.
Felines Under Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 organization and has enabled thousands of dogs and cats to be spayed/neutered in 11 years.

Annual Low Country Boil at Landmark Park

Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park
The annual Low Country Boil fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park.

A “Low Country Boil” is a tradition along the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. The one-pot dish includes shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, and onions, plus the chef’s own twist on the dish. After the cooking is done, the pot is drained and the mixture is spread on tables and served out of wheelbarrows for a laid-back feast. This meal may have originated in the salt marshes, but is a welcome celebration anywhere. Each year, the “Low Country Boil” is one of Landmark Park’s most popular fundraisers. There will be a silent auction and live music.

Kids are welcome and will have a chance to explore “The Barnyard” playground and go on a horse-drawn wagon ride. Hot dogs will be provided.

Tickets are $50 per person $5 for kids. A limited amount of reserved tables of eight are also available for $500. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the park. Call 334-794-3452 to reserve yours. Dress is casual.

Sponsors for Low Country Boil include William & Carroll Flowers, Pope Tent Rental & Supplies, Steve & Angelia Stokes, Adams Beverage, Blue Plate Restaurant, Dade Paper, Dothan Printing and Litho, Jackson Thornton & Co. P.C., Nantze Springs, Todd & Sons, U.S. Business Products, Wiregrass Seniors Magazine.

Landmark Park, home of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the park at 334-794-3452.

5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit

Dothan Civic Center
The 5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Dothan Civic Center from 7:30am – 12:30pm. Formerly called the Economic Summit on Jobs, the Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit strives to “Sell, Sustain, and Strengthen the Wiregrass Economy Through Dialogue, Information and Resources.”

Individuals who are interested in this free and informative summit can begin registering online on August 18, 2014 at

When registering, participants will select to join one of five teams that fits their area of interest:

Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Downtown Revitalization, Quality of Life, and Workforce Development. Each team will foster a dialogue that focuses on the challenges of the specific team issue, while also identifying strategies that will improve and/or solve the issue.

This year’s summit will feature two new components. The first is the Wiregrass Shark Tank competition. This friendly competition will give one entrepreneur the opportunity to walk away from the summit with an actual cash prize! The second new aspect of the summit is the Resource Fair, which is designed to showcase the local resources available for individuals who want to start a business or are looking for ways to progress their existing business.

The guest speaker for this year’s Summit is Travis Perry, inventor of the Chord Buddy. Perry is a Dothan native with a booming entrepreneurial idea that exemplifies hard work and success.
There is no cost to participate and breakfast will be provided. Please visit our website at to register online, view the agenda, submit an entry for the
Wiregrass Shark Tank competition, or review descriptions of the five teams.

This is an exciting time for Dothan and the Resource Summit provides an opportunity for all citizens to be part of the discussions and the development of strategies for future business growth and development. This is a community effort and success is dependent upon participants who are willing to work towards a common goal.
The 5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit is hosted by the City of Dothan, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, and Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business

For more information, please contact Thad Taylor (334) 615-3405 or Kellie Littlefield (334) 615-4415.

Pensacola Para Con's Celebrities to make a stop at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Pensacola Para Con's Celebrities will visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc. Friday August 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This impromptu meet is to honor the inner hero in the children they service.

The Guests will include:
Lou Ferrigno The Incredible Hulk
Fred “The Hammer” Williamson From Dusk Till Dawn and Pro Foot Ball,
Azim Rizk Power Rangers Megaforce
Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa Mortal Kombat
Michael Krawic THE X FILES and Star Trek
Robin Shelby Ghostbusters
Sonny Strait Dragonball Z,
Cleve Hall Syfy Channels MONSTER MAN
Oliver Robins Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist

Dixieland Dirt Track Race

Dixieland Dirt Track
Dixieland Dirt Track. race on August 22-23, 2014. There will be a clown, dirt racing motorcycles, and high speed racing both days.

Scott Dixon at or you can call Joanne Dixon at 334-797-3367.

44th Annual Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival

Oct 4, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Downtown Historic Ozark, Alabama
Great Food, fun children’s activities, and Live Entertainment.

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce 334-774-9321