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Landmark Park Preview for September, October 2017 ……….

Sneak peek of upcoming events at LandMark Park in Dothan, Alabama

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ONGOING • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT – Landmark Park members and volunteers Larry and Patti Puckett will present a special photography exhibit in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Photos by the Pucketts were taken at Landmark Park and across the state of Alabama. Free with paid gate admission. 

ONGOING • DRAWING FOR $500 TICKETS FOR SALE – This fall, Landmark Park is giving YOU a chance to win $500 cash! The drawing will be held on October 7 during the Landmark Park Benefit Car Show. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at the park. 

SEPTEMBER 8-9 • A NIGHT AT THE PARK Landmark Park invites you and your family to experience the Park in a unique way with our 6th annual Night at the Park event, sponsored by Camping World.  This camping adventure for families features a night walk through the Park, s’mores, and of course camping in tents.  Your adventure begins at 4 p.m. on September 8 and concludes at 9 a.m. on September 9. The fee for the campout is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members.  A hamburger and hot dog dinner, s’mores and breakfast are included. Families are responsible for drinks, tents, and sleeping bags.  Space for the campout is limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Registration with payment is required to secure your spot and can be made by calling the Park office.

SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25 • HOMESCHOOL DAY: GEOLOGY Most of our educational programming requires a 10 student minimum but these special homeschool days do not! Classes are 90 minutes and offered throughout the day. 30 person maximum per class. Beginner class on September 11  and 18; an intermediate class on September 25. $10 per student; $5 per adult. Register online at www.landmarkparkdothan.com.

SEPTEMBER 21 • LOW COUNTRY BOIL Landmark Park’s annual Low Country Boil will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park. Join us for a laid-back feast! Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a blend of spices will simmer in a 60-gallon kettle for a mouth-watering dish. Also, enjoy music and a silent auction. Advance tickets are required. For more info, call 334-794-3452 or email wmholman@landmarkparkdothan.com. All proceeds help maintain and operate Landmark Park. This year’s event is sponsored by William and Carroll Flowers, Adams Beverage, U.S. Business Products, Blue Plate Restaurant, Dothan Printing and Litho, Alabama Power Energizers, Nantze Springs, Jackson Thronton, Pans N Petals, Buffalo Rock, Martin Environmental and WDFX Fox 34. 

SEPTEMBER 30 • SYRUP MAKING WORKSHOP The Alabama Syrup-Makers’ Association will be sponsoring a Syrup Making Workshop on September 30 at 8 a.m. at Landmark Park. Anyone that is interested in making old fashioned cane syrup is welcome. Each segment will be covered with hands-on experience from stripping the cane, cutting the cane, squeezing the cane, filtering the cane juice, cooking the cane juice and bottling the syrup. Lunch will be provided. Each person will receive a bottle of cane syrup for their labors. The fee to attend is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. To register, please call President Earl Stokes or Vice President Thomas Moore at 334-494-3037.

OCTOBER 7 • LANDMARK PARK BENEFIT CAR SHOW 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy the cooler weather while viewing the large display of antique cars, ranging in age from “T” Models to sporty custom classics. $500 drawing. $10 to enter a car in the show. $5 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members to view the cars. The Car Show is sponsored by Durden Outdoor, The Joy 94.3 FM, WDHN, Barberitos, Goldfingers, Billy’s Paint and Body, Davis Oil and Troy Bank and Trust. The host hotel is the Hampton Inn. Mention the Car Show when you make your hotel reservations and receive $15 off the regular rate. 

 

OCTOBER 10-13 • HARVEST HEYDAYS Your class will enjoy an educational program full of fall harvest fun! This event centers on a visit to the pumpkin patch where each child will take home their very own pumpkin. We will also have many other fall-related educational activities such as corn pulling and shucking, corn picking, peanut stacking, and hayrides. We will also have the Kernels of Fun area (a huge box filled with corn kernels) which will give your students the opportunity to enjoy corn in a whole new way. *Some activities are based on crop availability* Cost: $12/Student. Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Recommended age: PreK – 5th Grade. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT WWW.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM TO REGISTER. 

OCTOBER 20-22 • LANDMARK PARK QUILT SHOW Friday & Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Held in conjunction with the park’s annual Fall Farm Day, this quilt show features over 100 antique and contemporary quilts displayed inside the Stokes Activity Barn. This juried show includes exhibits, door prizes, speakers and more.

OCTOBER 20 • CANE GRINDING DAY This day is designed for school children to have the opportunity to step back in  time and experience farm life in the early 1900’s. Along with many hands-on activities, your class will follow the complete process of syrup-making. Beginning with stripping and chopping the sugar cane, students will learn how the cane was ground down into juice and then the juice cooked into syrup. Students will have the chance to taste the fruit of their labors with biscuits and syrup from our Waddell House kitchen. Several other demonstrations will also be on the farm, including blacksmithing, quilting, butter churning, chair caning, and many more! Cost: $10/student Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Recommended age: PreK-8th. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT WWW.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM TO REGISTER. 

OCTOBER 21 • FALL FARM DAY 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come and watch how peanuts were harvested in the Wiregrass nearly 100 years ago. Enjoy the sights, sounds and sweet smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, soap making and other traditional farm activities. Other activities include music, antique tractors, wagon rides and the largest quilt display in the Wiregrass region.

FIRST SATURDAYS • WIREGRASS WOODTURNERS 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Free with paid gate admission. Ag Building. 

 

FIRST SATURDAYS • LANDMARK DULCIMER CLUB 1 p.m. Must have a dulcimer. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission. 

THIRD SUNDAYS • REPTILE FEEDING 4 p.m. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE! THESE USED TO BE HELD ON SECOND SUNDAYS!

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