Durden Outdoor Wishes the Wiregrass Area a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

christmas-card-2011_aThis year has been a fantastic one here at Durden Outdoor thanks to all of our special clients that allow us to promote them all year long! The Spirit of Christmas takes place in many different environments. Some folks spend their Christmas’s in a white winter wonderland, and other spend it on the crystal white beaches of Gulf Shores by the bay in the sun. Some even spend it on the fairway traveling to Atlanta, perhaps detained by angry weather. Here in the Tri-state Area, we’ve been having a hot & humid Holiday Season. But that is the Joy of Christmas, that despite the rainy weather, we know that there is a reason for this special season. We celebrate with an attitude of giving and cheer. My fondest memories are visiting with my Uncle Lamar Murray, and watching the choir at our church sing Silver Bells, Jingle Bells, & Carol of the Bells. On a good night, my great grandfather would tune in to the only clear channel he had on the ancient radio he kept in his living room and we’d listen to Silent Night, Joy to the World & Do You Hear What I Hear. The new year is coming, and if you’d like to promote with us, please email sales@durdenoutdoor.com. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas & A Famous New Year! Comment, “Like” Durden on Facebook, Tweet us @durdenoutdoor

Thanksgiving & Black Friday in Dothan, Alabama

happythanksgiving Here is a little history to be thankful for… In 1621, the colonists and Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Thursday, November 24, 2011 will be a day of good home cooking, family, friends, and a time to be thankful for all that we have. I know most Dothan Citizens were thankful the gas prices went down the week of thanksgiving. This blessing came at a great time since a lot of Dothan Natives travel out of town to see their families. Here at Durden Outdoor Displays, we are thankful for our clients who continue to do business with us and our staff that works hard every day (even holidays) to get boards posted. The Durden Outdoor office will be closed Thanksgiving day so that our staff may spend time with their families. Regular work hours will begin again on Monday the 28th. If you’re out in Dothan, Alabama shopping on BLACK FRIDAY you might see our digital boards running early Friday morning. From 12pm-6am we plan to have a Special Ad playing for all the black Friday shoppers. Next year we hope to sell this spot to a lucky Dothan business to help direct shoppers their way at such early hours of the morning. We’ve done some research for you on WHO will be opening & WHEN for Black Friday. Below is a list of Dothan Business Hours for Black Friday 2011.
  • Freckled Frog is open 8am -6pm Their big Black Friday Sale is for every one item purchased, receive 50% off of a second item of lesser value also their  Sidewalk Sale is a huge selection of merchandise 75-90% off!
  • Target opens at Midnight
  • Doodlebugs  warehouse sale from 9am-1pm
  • Khols is open Friday at 12am but you can shop online Thursday until 3pm!
  • Jewels is having a sale on pearl earrings, open at 10am
  • Toys R Us & Babies R Us open THUR 10:00 PM – FRI 10:00 PM
  • Wiregrass Commons will be fully open at 5AM
  • The following stores will be opening earlier at 3am at Dothan’s Mall: Gap and Gap Kids • Finish Line • Express • Altar’d State • Body Central • Rack Room Shoes • Wet Seal • The Limited • The Children’s Place • GameStop • Belk • JC Penny (3:30am)
  • WalMart is having 3 in-store events. Thursday at 10pm, Friday at 12am, & again Friday at 8am
If you miss out on Friday’s deals don’t forget Cyber Monday, where you can purchase online at a discounted price. Next year don’t forget to purchase your Durden Billboard Ads to help advertise your business’s thanksgiving Black Friday Deals before and during shopping time. Happy Thanksgiving from the Durden Team !

National Peanut Festival Crane Cam


The 2011 DURDEN CRANE CAM is Streaming Live and 65′ high at this year’s National Peanut Festival. It’s located on the midway at the entrance to the rides. You can view the action at www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. This live stream is also being used by Ricky Stokes News & Local News Stations in the Wiregrass Area. Last year the Camera had 25,111 visitors to see all that was happening at the Peanut Festival. Only 5 more days are left to visit Dothan’s National Peanut Festival. Today (Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011) is Special Citizens Day (Sponsored by Knology) & Girls Night Out! Females are admitted for $5.00 and can purchase armbands at a discounted price of $10.00. Percey Sledge will be performing at the Amphitheater at 7:30pm. Also Upcoming events Include:
  • Thursday, November 10th
    • Senior Citizen Day Sponsored by SAMC (Southeast Alabama Medical Center)
    • Military Day
    • Alex Maddox will perform at 7:00pm followed by Mustang Sally at 8:00pm (at the Amphitheater)
  • Friday, November 11th
    • Hip Hop Night with Queazy, on at 7:30
  • Saturday,  November 12th
    • NPF Parade will start at 9:30 in Downtown Dothan, WTVY will be reporting on the parade
    • Demolition Derby Sponsored by Schnitzer Steel will start occur at 2:00pm & 7:00pm at the Wells Fargo Arena
  • Sunday, November 13th
    • Visit The Fair’s Midway one last time between 1pm – 6pm
The National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds are located on Highway 231 South — just three miles south of the Ross Clark Circle in Dothan. If you cannot make it out to the fair — visit the National Peanut Festival’s Live Camera.  But you’ll be missing out on the Famous Corn Dog Man’s Corn dogs, Boy Scouts of America’s elephant ears, funnel cakes, corn on the cob, kettle corn, fair rides, farm animals, glow sticks, games & prizes and BOILED PEANUTS!

Durden Outdoor Attends a Ozark Chamber Of Commerce Event

dsc_5001The Ozark Chamber Of Commerce held an event in March hosting various businesses from Ozark, Alabama and surrounding areas to promote growth and networking between local businesses.  The meeting had about 40 area businesses represented.  Visitors were encouraged to walk around to pick up information, ask questions about product, and network.  For the Durden Outdoor Team it was an opportunity to talk with existing clients and introduce others to Durden Outdoor products..  Over all the even was a lot of fun.  The Chamber had a guest speaker who filled the auditorium with laughter a couple times. You can find a list of businesses who are members of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce here.