Special Citizens' Day kicks off at NPF

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) An extraordinary day, for an extraordinary group of people.

2019 Special Citizens' Day at the National Peanut Festival (Source: WTVY)

Special Citizens’ Day kicked off at the National Peanut Festival Wednesday.

It was day for people with special needs and disabilities to get a chance to enjoy the Peanut Festival in a more relaxed way.

Nearly 3,000 kids and their families pre-registered for the event, which featured specialized entertainment and rides.

But the day was about more than just special accommodations.

“This is more about having fun on any level, whether you have special needs or not,” said National Peanut Festival President, Beverly Lampkin.

“It’s about your day and being able to come in and enjoy everything that the festival has to offer,” Lampkin said.

The National Peanut Festival has been hosting Special Citizens’ Day for more than 30 years.

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