The ‘Nutter Butter’ is no ‘Small Town Parade’

Published 8:44 pm Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sometimes it seems like a crazy, zany world and never more than on the last Saturday in October when the Nutter Butter Parade comes marching down Main Street as Brundidge rolls out the red carpet for the Peanut Butter Festival.

This year, the Nutter Butter Parade will be bigger, better and, maybe, even nuttier then in the past 18 years of the harvest and heritage celebration.

This year, the Peanut Butter Festival will also be the town’s event for the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel’s “Small Town, Down Town,” and “Great Alabama Homecoming” celebrations.

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Lawrence Bowden, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said the combination of two great events, the Peanut Butter Festival and the state’s promotional tourism package, should bring more people to Brundidge the last Saturday in October than in the Festival’s history.

“The Brundidge Historical Society has great plans for all areas of the Peanut Butter Festival and the city is making plans to welcome home all of those who have lived and worked in Brundidge as well as those who have visited our town,” Bowden said.

“So, Saturday, Oct. 30 will be a day of celebration in Brundidge as will all of the events leading up to the celebration day.”

Bowden said the Nutter Butter Parade is one of the day’s events that planners are certain will be the biggest and best and the nuttiest ever.

“We are encouraging individuals, clubs, organizations, schools and churches to make plans to have an entry in the Nutter Butter parade,” he said. “We want the parade to be fun and to also celebrate all that we are as a community.”

The City of Brundidge is taking the community aspect of the parade one step further by inviting all communities in the county and beyond to have entries that celebrate their character or history.

China Grove’s entry will focus on its patriotic spirit. Henderson is expected to parade its “mayor” and Banks just might recognize a couple of country music singers that achieved national prominence.

Bowden said that October is just around the bend and then the fun of the annual Peanut Butter Festival begins.

“We want to invite everyone to be a part of the fun and there’s nothing more fun than the Nutter Butter Parade,” he said.

For more information about the Festival or to register an entry in the Nutter Butter Parade, call 334-735-3125.