National Peanut Festival holds annual Special Citizens Day


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The National Peanut Festival held its annual Special Citizens Day Wednesday afternoon.

While many attendees are from the Wiregrass, many also travel from outside the Wiregrass to take part.

“We live in Fort Walton now,” Kim Brackett said. “We come out of town every year to come see this and do this. We come to see our friends that we haven’t seen in a whole year, and we love it.”

Participants were able to get into the fair for free, get on rides, play games, and eat.

“It’s fun activities for us to be out here,” Lane Mayes said. “WRC bought all of us out here, and it’s fun for them to come out here. We have a lot of fun when we’re away, when I’m away from home.”

Another participant talked about why this day is special for him.

“It’s more fun to get out and enjoy yourself,” James Lasseter said. “There’s some things to be proud to do, something we don’t do very often, but it’s a nice day, and it’s nice to do things like this.”

The days’ festivities ended with everyone coming together at the Arena for free corndogs, music, and a good time.

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