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Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'll have that foot long hot dog "All the Way"


The Douglass Alumni Association, the Riverview community and the city of Kingsport celebrated the occasion of the first foot-long hot dogs to have ever been served in the city, which was at the former Dairy Mart on Lincoln Street, owned by Jason and Nora Mae Taylor. At right,  Nora Mae Taylor enjoys a Sonic foot long hot dog.  Below, the old Dairy Mart on Lincoln Street, 1959..... Mayor Dennis Phillips presents Taylor with a proclamation, naming Saturday, February 26, 2011 as "Nora Mae and Jason Taylor - Dairy Mart Day" ...... the New Vision Youth and the Sonic Hot Dog serenade Mrs. Taylor with a rendition of "I Wish I Were an Oscar Meyer Wiener."

/Several tributes to the Dairy Mart were given by members of the audience, and also a special birthday note and congratulations was read to Mrs. Taylor from President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The celebration, held in the Douglass Community Room of the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex on Saturday, February 26, 2011, was sponsored by the Douglass Alumni Association, the New Vision Youth, Kingsport Parks and Recreation's Community Services Division, and Sonic Restaurants.

By the way:  Happy Birthday to Mrs. Nora Mae Taylor, and also to one of her best friends, who joined in the celebration, Mrs. Jill Ellis.  Happy Birthday to both!

Click here to see pictures from the "First Foot Long Hot Dog in Kingsport" Celebration and tribute to Nora Mae and Jason Taylor and the Dairy Mart.