Peanut Butter Festival Parade to be held Oct. 31

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There aren’t many times when you can act like a nut and be in good company.

But that’s the way it is when the Nutter Butter Parade comes lollygagging down Main Street in Brundidge on Peanut Butter Festival day.

“The Nutter Butter Parade is just what it sounds like,” said Rue Botts, parade chair.

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“It’s a parade where you can do the nutty things you’ve always wanted to do and get away with them.”

The Nutter Butter Parade is a highlight of the annual Peanut Butter Festival and gets under way at 1 p.m. or “there about” the last Saturday of October.

It comes right down the middle of Main Street and features nuts of all kinds, sizes and descriptions.

“We invite everyone to be creative and find a way to entertain a huge crowd with their follies,” Botts said.

You can walk, you can ride anything with wheels or four legs, you can let somebody carry you if you want to or you can parade some other nutty way.

“We don’t care as long as it’s lighthearted and fun,” Botts said.

“We just want people to come and have fun. School groups, churches, ball teams, civic groups, horse clubs, individuals are encouraged to be a part of the fun.”

Botts said children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and parade along with the nuts.

Lineup for the parade will be at the W.K. Taylor National Guard Armory on Highway 231 beginning at noon.

Walking units may lineup at the former Colonial Bank parking lot.

To reserve a spot in the Nutter Butter Parade, call Rue Botts at 735-3125 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.