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Plains Peanut Festival offer more than nuts

September 22, 2007

Plains -- It's not often that you find hundreds of people, peanuts and a former president all in one place. It all happened in Plains, Georgia.

That's where hundreds of people turned out for the 11th annual Plains Peanut Festival. There were plenty of activities for adults and children Saturday.

Plains is the home to the world's most famous peanut farmer President Jimmy Carter. Plenty waited in line to have their book signed by the former president.

"I came here to have my book signed. I felt it was quite an honor that he would do that because a lot of presidents I don't think would do that," said Little Rock, Arkansas resident, Carolyn Tyson.

"This is the one day out of the year that we can show case what we really have here in Plains. We are very proud of President Carter, and he has been very gracious to be here every year," said Craig Walters.

This weekends celebration pays tribute to peanuts and their impact on the South Georgia way of life.

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