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Dogwood Festival

This month-long series of events held every spring in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, heralds the seasonal arrival of blooms on dogwoods, azaleas, daffodils, and tulips. It includes pageants, parades, parties, garden tours, athletic events, fashion shows, and dances. A highlight is the presentation of the Vestavia Belles in antebellum dresses. These high school girls are selected to serve as city hostesses at various events.

The project is documented with three pages of text on the history of Vestavia Hills, and the Dogwood Festival and Trail; a black-and-white photo of the Vestavia Hills Beautification Board; a copy of the Vestavia Hills City News  , a 1999 schedule of events for the 1999 Dogwood Festival and Trail; several booklets on Vestavia Hills, and a pamphlet of the Vestavia Hills Beautification Board.

Originally submitted by: Spencer Bachus, Representative (6th District).

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