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Plains celebrates the peanut with annual festival

By Jay Polk - bio | email

Plains, GA (WALB) –  A dedication ceremony at the Carter Boyhood Farm is part of one of the biggest weekends of the year in Plains. 

It's time for the 14th annual Peanut Festival. This year's festival stats tonight with the play "If These Sidewalks Could Talk". It chronicles President Carter's life from his youth to the presidency.

There will also be rides, vendors and book signings by President and Mrs. Carter downtown on Saturday. Like other festivals around the state, they've seen some impact from the down economy

"It has grown," said Ruth Sanders of the Plains Better Hometown Program. "The economy has affected it a little bit the last few years of course. It's affected everything. We hope it's not going to this year."

Sanders says that one of the highlights of this year's festival will be a free street dance on Saturday night in downtown Plains.

The festival ends with President Carter teaching Sunday school at the Maranatha Baptist Church.

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