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Chamber prepares for Peanut Boil

As the end of July draws near, so does the unofficial end of summer — Labor Day and Luverne’s annual World’s Largest Peanut Boil.

This year, the Peanut Boil will feature something new: an arts and crafts festival in addition to the goober-eating goodness.

The Chamber of Commerce has led the way in expanding the Peanut Boil Festival, along with support from the Shriners and Pepsi.

“We’re going to have all kinds of activities,” said Martha Dickey, Chamber of Commerce President.

Events planned for the Festival include music, a car show, children’s pageant and children’s activities, and of course, lots of food.

“We’re also trying to make this a county-wide effort,” Dickey said. “We want it to benefit all the towns in the county.”

The festival will be held on Sept. 4 at the intersection of highways 331 and 10 in front of Sister Schubert’s, and booths are still available for vendors looking to sell their wares.

“We don’t have as many vendors as we want yet, but we’re getting more every day,” Dickey said.

For more information about the Peanut Boil Festival or buying a booth, the festival’s website is www.peanutboilfestival.com.

You can also call Martha Dickey at 335-2884, Sherri Richburg at 304-0173 or Carol Staller at 335-4468 or 372-7548.