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Boiled peanuts shipped to troops in Iraq

Sept. 20, 2005

Albany--Georgia National Guard troops in Iraq are about to get a tasty delivery from home, thanks to a lot of dedicated volunteers. Thousands of bags of boiled peanuts from south Georgia were loaded up and shipped out from a U.P.S. center in Atlanta Tuesday, bound for Baghdad.  

Georgia's First Lady took part in the ceremony.  Mary Perdue said, it's "not just the boiled peanuts, the very best part about this is to let our young men and women of the 48th Brigade know that the people of Georgia are thinking about them."

Operation Boiled Peanut started in Wilcox County when soldier Clark Rountree requested a delivery from home. It grew into a project to send peanuts to every member of the 48th Brigade in Iraq.  The peanuts came from Hardy Farms. The Wilcox County 4-H club jumped on board and turned Operation Boiled Peanut into a statewide 4-H project.

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