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2012 Brooklet Peanut Festival
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Gracie Thompson, 9, right, cousin Emily Thompson, 10, center, and Brianna Dasher, 9, share a laugh before performing with the State Prison Cloggers from Reidsville. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

The grounds were littered with peanut shells as people enjoyed the treat for which the Brooklet Peanut Festival is known; boiled peanuts. Vendors offered hot, fresh and salty boiled peanuts as well as roasted and even fried peanuts at the festival's 23rd annual celebration on Saturday, Aug 18. Throughout the day, crowds also enjoyed watching free live entertainment, vendors and games. The festival ended with a street dance Saturday night featuring Randy “Hat Man” Smith and the Magic Rocks Band.

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