The annual Adrian Peterson Day event this year — set for Saturday, June 21 — will be a little different than in the past.
This year's celebration will comprise of a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reagan Park on Crockett Road. Information on what the health fair will offer was not available.
“There will not be a parade this year, just the health fair,” Adrian Peterson Day local organizer Carol Pegues said. “This is Adrian's way of giving back to his hometown.”
Minnesota Vikings running back Peterson, who is a Palestine High School graduate, will not attend this year's event, therefore, he will not be able to autograph items.
“He won't be at this year's event, but he will be here next year for sure,” Pegues told the Herald-Press.