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Gearing up for goobers
Brooklet preparing for big weekend
082011 PEANUT FEST 04
A new pavilion, cooler shelter and lots of food, fun and free entertainment will greet thousands Saturday at the 23rd Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival.Of course, peanuts will be the main attraction and will be available boiled, roasted, fried, raw and in a variety of baked goods and foods.A 5K run and a parade will kick off the day. Toby Davis, who helped organize the Peanut Run, said the event is in its 12th year and benefits the Southeast Bulloch High School cross country and track teams.“The run has grown from 99 participants to 503 last year,” he said. “We expect 500 this year.”The 5K run (3.1 miles) is on a certified course and begins at 7 a.m.The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will meander through downtown Brooklet.
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