Home-educated Mobile-area 11th grade girls are eligible to apply for Azalea Trail Maid.  The deadline for the application to be returned is September 30, 2014.


In 1928, Sam Lackland, a Mobile horticulturist, after returning from a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, addressed the Mobile Jaycees about ways to display Mobile’s azaleas. In November of that year, the Jaycees embarked upon a beautification project to plant azaleas on the major streets, in every park and subdivision and the properties of churches and schools throughout the City. They also encouraged Mobile’s homeowners to plant azaleas around their homes.  The first trail opened in 1930. It began at Bienville Square and ran approximately 15 miles through Mobile’s historic district.  Click  HERE to continue reading and to print the application.