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Big weekend ahead for local peanut lovers

If you live in Southwest Georgia and like peanuts, you already know what this weekend means.

/ Franklin White


If you live in Southwest Georgia and like peanuts, you already know what this weekend means.

Starting Saturday the 2013 Plains Peanut Festival kicks off with over 70 peanut vendors, a parade, and not to mention a special appearance from former President Jimmy Carter.

The parade will begin at 11:00, and Festival Director Ruth Sanders says a lot will be going on in the town, so safety is extremely important.

"People need to abide by the rules, you've got a parade people could get hurt. We want it to be a fun, safe day and we don't want any accidents and we've got rules for a reason," says Sanders.

This is the 17th year the festival has been around.

Festivities kick off at 8:00 a.m.

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