Azalea Dogwood Festival steeped in rich history

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - Azalea Dogwood Festival organizers hope for a better forecast this Sunday.
The event was originally scheduled for this past weekend, but was postponed because of weather.

The festival is an annual tradition in Dothan, dating back to 1964.
The trail takes drivers on a journey through Dothan's Garden District to admire the many azaleas and dogwood trees in bloom.
As a note of historical significance, the Garden District was officially named such March 17, 1987.
Many things have changed over the years, but the azaleas provide the same beauty year after year.

"But we still have these beautiful azaleas," said Anrews' Bridle Shoppe Owner Mary Andrews. "They are, for the most part, in the area where the Garden District is. They're mature plants that give showers of abundant blooms this time of year. It truly is a fairy land when the blooms are all out."

The festival begins this Sunday at 2:30 pm near Trinity Bank on West Main Street.
Free t-shirts will be given out at that time.

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