Dothan Leisure Services announces Fall events

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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 9:44 AM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (PR) -- Dothan Leisure Services is excited to announce several family-friendly events planned for the Fall.

The Inaugural Love Dothan Peanut Strut

We are excited to announce the inaugural Love Dothan Peanut Strut! Individuals, families, or businesses can participate in the COVID friendly event. This allows people to socially distance while viewing the creations throughout the city and show their “love” for their favorite peanut. This is a great opportunity to participate as a family or business and create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art to share with the entire community.

To participate, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Residence/business must be located inside the Dothan City Limits.
  • Your peanut must be at least 3 ft. tall & placed in a visual area for drive-by judging.
  • Your peanut can be made of any materials of your choosing.
  • Peanut creations can be placed in the yard or business front starting on October 21st.
  • Please call Dothan Leisure Services at 615-3700 to register your address by noon on Thursday, Nov. 5th.

The peanut judging starts on Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 p.m. Peanuts will be judged on originality, creativity, uniqueness, & adherence to the theme. Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third place winners in the business category and in the individual/family category. All the peanuts will be photographed and viewable on the Dothan Leisure Services Facebook page beginning Nov. 6th. The peanut with the most Likes will receive the Fan Favorite Award. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 10th.

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat

Instead of Leisure Services' traditional Fall Fling event, the department will hold a drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event at the Rip Hewes Stadium parking lot on Friday, October 30 from 5-8 p.m. Monster vendors will have decorated booths to scare and delight and will hand out candy and treats to children. Vendors will wear masks and gloves for the children to enjoy a socially safe good time. Families are asked to remain in their vehicles. If you would like to be a vendor and hand out candy and treats, please contact Leisure Services at 334.615.3700 for registration information.

Fall Movie Nights at Rip Hewes Stadium

Join us on the 3rd Friday night of the month, October – December, for a family-friendly movie at Rip Hewes Stadium. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and your family and friends and plan to socially distance out on the field or sit in the stands and enjoy a movie under the stars. Admission is a minimum of one canned good per person and all food collected will be donated to the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Concessions will be sold and all proceeds will benefit our therapeutics program. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. The movies selected include in October: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13), in November: Playing with Fire (PG), and in December: National Lampoon' Christmas Vacation (PG-13). In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled. You can follow the Dothan Leisure Services Facebook page for weather updates.

For more information about any of these events, please contact us at 334.615.3700 or visit us at

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