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September 23, 2006

Albany -- Things were getting a little nutty in Plains today for the tenth annual peanut festival.

Thousands of people came out to enjoy a day of arts, crafts, and music. Many also had a chance to learn about peanuts.

One of the country's most well-known leaders, former president Jimmy Carter, attended the festival.

Some folks stood in line for nearly two hours for Carter's autograph.

The former president says he's proud to call Plains home.

"We are delighted to have four or five thousand people come and see the beauty of our town to learn about one of the finest foods in the world, peanuts, and get to know peanut growers, and peanut shellers, and peanut producers," said President Jimmy Carter.

"Even though it's really hot I found some nice people that I'm with and we've been talking and everything. It's just been a good experience, even though it's really very very hot here," said Kyle Etherington.

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was also at the peanut festival this year signing copies of her book.

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