2018-02-28 / Front Page

Music, Parade, Fun, Food & Friends!

Keep you ear to the ground for the sounds of National Peanut Month! But don’t get run over, one of the first sounds you will hear as March rolls in will be the roar of motorcycles on Court Square for Saturday’s Peanut Proud Poker Run. See page 6 for details. It’s become a habit — but, a good habit!

Three weeks later on Saturday, March 24, thousands will be lining Columbia and South Main streets and Court Square eagerly awaiting the 10th annual Peanut Proud Parade! The theme for this year’s parade is10 Years Strong & Still Spreading the Word!”


Returning by popular demand, the Atlanta Allstars will take to the stage at 7 p.m. for the 10th annual Peanut Proud Street Dance. Returning by popular demand, the Atlanta Allstars will take to the stage at 7 p.m. for the 10th annual Peanut Proud Street Dance. Like the festival, the Peanut Proud Parade gets better each year! Over 100 entries have participated the past three years, and they are working to make this year’s parade bigger and better!

Everyone is urged to get those floats, convertibles, tractors, banners and decorations ready!

Registration forms, regulations and parade guidelines are available online at peanutproudfestival.com. Parade registration forms are due by March 22. For additional information call 724-7322.


The day-long musical entertainment during Peanut Proud will begin at 9 a.m. with the unique sounds of “Perfect Praise Men of God” with a mission to minister the word of God. The group includes a number of area members, several who were actually schoolmates. The day-long musical entertainment during Peanut Proud will begin at 9 a.m. with the unique sounds of “Perfect Praise Men of God” with a mission to minister the word of God. The group includes a number of area members, several who were actually schoolmates. Jo Dee Messina will headline the day’s music!

In addition to the people — lots of people, there will be entertainment and activities — ALL DAY! See the schedule of events and more information on page 3.

You should start noticing some new faces around town this week with the arrival of the “Peanut People.”

Shop the PP Store!

Order your new 2018 Peanut Proud T-shirts now. They are available at the Peanut Proud Store on Court Square. They can also be ordered online.

5K & Fun Run

The Peanut Proud activities start with the “bang” early that morning for the start of the Peanut Proud 5K Run which draws runners from near and far each year.

Participants are asked to register early at Peanut Proud website and download and sign the waiver. For more information call Jason Knox at 724-7322.

Ag Producer

The 9th Annual Ag Producer of the Year will be honored at the Annual Farmer Breakfast on March 22. Nominate an ag producer for “Ag Producer of the Year” at the Peanut Proud website.

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