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Azalea-Dogwood Festival proves welcomed break from Coronavirus

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Published: Mar. 15, 2020 at 5:54 PM CDT
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You know spring is coming fast when the Azalea-Dogwood Festival comes around.

The event began 56 year ago, and on Sunday afternoon, dozens of participants drove the trail, winding through Dothan’s Garden District.

This year’s queen, Emma Martin, led the procession, followed by the belles and other special guests driven by the local Corvette Club.

Ladies around the community were also invited to dress up, sit on lawns and wave to people driving by.

The event’s organizer and President, Beth Hemby, said this year’s trail was welcomed break from all the bad news surrounding Coronavirus.

“I think everyone has a little bit of anxiety and hopefully this was an opportunity to forget about that for a while,” said Hemby.

“And from what I hear, the healthiest thing for anyone is sunshine and fresh air, so we provided both of those, and then they got to see flowers and pretty girls on top of it,” Hemby said.

If you’re a young lady interested in participating in next year’s Azalea-Dogwood Pageant, you find information on the Azalea-Dogwood website at azaleadogwood.com, as well as on their Facebook page, which @AzaleaDogwoodFestival.

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