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Peanuts are the main attraction

October 15, 2005

Worth County-- A south Georgia county celebrates 42 years of peanuts and farming.

On Saturday, thousands of people filled Jeffords Park in Sylvester for the 42nd Annual National Peanut Festival. There were dozens of vendors and plenty of games but of course the main attraction was the peanuts. Boiled, salted, and even the smooth kind in a cup could be found.

Organizers say it's because of the South Georgia snack that Worth County remains "The Peanut Capital of the World." "It's a celebration of that. The local economy here is very much based on the peanut," says Tom Gentle.

"More and more people are coming each year and we probably have more people this year than we have had in a long, long time," says David Means.

The festival began with a peanut parade and ended with a Peanut Dance featuring the Todd Williams Band.

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