Azalea Trail Maids

LeFlore's Azalea Trail Maids

The Azalea Trail is a tradition in Mobile, Alabama that extends back to the early 18th century, when the first beautiful and prolific azaleas were brought from the Orient, and to 1929, when the Mobile Jaycees originated the Azalea Trail as a campaign to encourage homeowners to plant azaleas in a city wide beautification project. The beauty of the Azalea Trail and its accompanying southern hospitality have resulted in the Mobile area attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors and the need of official hostesses.

Consisting of fifty outstanding seniors from select high schools in Mobile, chosen by a panel of prominent judges, the Azalea Trail Maids of LeFlore High School have the privilege to serve as official hostesses while competing for college scholarships, don antebellum costumes of pastel colors, graciously inform visitors of the many Mobile attractions and act as goodwill ambassadors of the city. Being in nationwide demand, the Azalea Trail Maids, traveling throughout the U.S laden with azaleas and boundless smiles, spreading their joy and priceless southern charm in a glorious rainbow of pastel colors, have appeared in Disney's Easter Parade in Orlando, Florida; the Macy's Day Parade in New York City, the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California; and the Presidential's Inaugural Parade.

LeFlore's Azalea Trail Maids participate in many organizations throughout Mobile including the Azalea Trail Run, a two day family friendly event that includes a world class 10K race, fun run, and a health and fitness exposition.

Scholarships may be available; ask the counselors of LeFlore Magnet High School.