World’s Largest Peanut Boil starts next week

Published 5:28 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

Peanut Boil web file photo

For the 45th year in a row, the Crenshaw County Alacazar Shrine Club will hold the “World’s Largest Peanut Boil.”

Andy Compton, president of the Shrine Club, said the fundraiser is a tradition that should not be missed.

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“It’s a Luverne institution, our 45th year. It happens every labor day,” he said.

This year, 25 tons of peanuts have been ordered. As always, parched or boiled peanuts will be available.

Members will be hard at work by 5 a.m. next Thursday and Compton expects peanuts to be ready as early as 6 a.m., 8 at the latest.

The sale lasts through Labor Day weekend, or until Shriners run out of peanuts. Once the last batch is boiled, members will take to the streets to sell what is left, said Compton.

Prices are the same as last year, $4 for a small bag, $8 for a large one. Shriners will also have a few t-shirts for sale.

Hours of operation are from sunrise to around 10 p.m.

“If they drive out there and the line is long, we’re open for business,” Compton said.

The Crenshaw County Shrine Club is located at 1704 Montgomery Hwy. in Luverne.

For more information, give Compton a call at 342-0036 or find the Crenshaw County Alcazar Shrine Club’s Worlds Largest Peanut Boil on Facebook.