Miss Headland 1938-1939 – Elizabeth Johnson is our very 1st Miss Headland. She was crowned 80 Years ago, a pretty young woman that started it all and a tradition was born, although after Elizabeth was crowned World War II came about and the pageant was not held from 1939 until 1947. That same year Dothan held its first National Peanut Festival and our very own Miss Headland was also crowned the first Miss National Peanut Festival Queen. The middle photo is the night she was crowned and there was also a King who was sitting beside her in the photo. The bottom middle photo is also after she was Miss National Peanut, a wonderful photo of her waist deep in peanuts in a swimsuit. An old clipping from 1938 stated that one judge chose her because of her vivacious smile which can clearly be seen in the photo on the right. What a nice legacy that is for Headland and since then we have only had one other win that title and a few that came close with 1st and 2nd runner up.

Trivia: Her daughter, Joan Brogden, was crowned Little Miss Headland 1963-64 and her niece, Dethalia Johnson was Miss Headland 1959-60.

Business Showcase

  • June 2022 - Gem of the Month - District37

    2022 June Gem of the Month - District37

  • May 2022 - Gem of the Month - State Farm

    2022 May Gem of the Month - State Farm

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month & Grand Opening - The Skin Studio

    2022 April Gem of the Month - The Skin Studio

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month & Grand Opening - Blakely Chicken

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Blakely Chicken

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month - Moo Cow Designs

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Moo Cow Designs

  • March 2022 - Gem of the Month - Alabama Power

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Alabama Power

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - Catering Queens

    2022 February Gem of the Month - Catering Queens

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - One Honest Notary

    2022 February Gem of the Month - One Honest Notary

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - Troy University - Dothan

    2022 February Gem of the Month - Troy University - Dothan

  • January 2022 - Gem of the Month - JJ&J Electrical

    2022 February Gem of the Month - JJ&J Electrical

  • October 2021 - Gem of the Month - Abbeville Herald

    2021 October Gem of the Month - Abbeville Herald

  • September 2021 - Gem of the Month - Corndodgers Farm

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  • June 2021 - Gem of the Month - Headland Family Medicine

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  • April 2021 - Gem of the Month - Donald Smith Co.

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  • December 2020 - Gem of the Month - PeoplesSouth Bank

    Congratulations PeoplesSouth Bank, our December Gem of the Month! Stop by for all your banking needs.

    2020 12 HCOC Gem of the Month PeoplesSouth Bank

  • November 2020 - Gem of the Month - Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

    Congratulations Rodeos Mexican Restaurant, our November Gem of the Month! Stop by the best in Mexican cuisine.

    2020 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

  • March 2020 - Gem of the Month - Bruce's Service Center

    The Nesiba Family keeps us all on the road in Headland at Bruce's Service Center. They have been serving the Headland community for years at this multi-generational family business. Thank you for continuing to provide quality auto service and being long standing members of our chamber.

    2020 03 HCOC Gem of the Month Bruces Service Center

  • February 2020 - Gem of the Month - Quilted Creations

    Congratulations to Mrs. Sherry Burkhalter at Quilted Creations on being our Gem of the Month! They recently celebrated 9 years of being in business in Downtown Headland! We are so grateful Sherry, her family and her team have invested in our city. Thank you for continuing to serve Headland and the surrounding areas.

    2020 02 HCOC Gem of the Month Quilted Creations

  • January 2020 - Gem of the Month - Headland Police Department

    Thank you for serving Making Headland one of the safest cities in Alabama!

    We were pleased to honor Chief of Police Mark Jones and his department as January's Gem of the Month! Headland has been named the Third Safest City in Alabama for two years in a row! Thank you to Chief Jones and his entire team for making Headland a safe place to live and do business.

    2020 01 HCOC Gem of the Month Headland Police Department

  • December 2019 - Gem of the Month - Headland ACE Hardware

    Thank you for serving Headland, Headland Ace Hardware!

    Congratulations to Headland Ace Hardware for being our December Gem of the Month! Each month we will be celebrating an outstanding member of the Chamber!

    2019 12 HCOC Gem of the Month Headland ACE Hardware

  • November 2019 Gem of the Month - Hometown Foodcenter

    2019 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Hometown Foods

    The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded the November 2019 Gem of the Month to Hometown Foodcenter located at 17990 US-431, Headland, AL 36345, 334-693-3600 and is open 7am-9pm daily.

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