Show support for the 35th Annual Peanut Boil

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2006

This week is an exciting one for the Crenshaw County Shrine Club as they kick off their 35th Annual World's Largest Peanut Boil today. The Peanut Boil will run through Labor Day.

This year's event is extra special, however, because it is being dedicated to the charter members of the Crenshaw County Shrine Club, which was first formed and organized on April 28, 1976.

These charter members include, W. E. Granger, Arch Smithson, Howard Lisenby, Tyre W. Spear, Sam V. Flowers, C. E. (Jack) Holman, Billy Beasley, Aubrey Alford, Tom Espy, A. D. Elliott, Charles H. Knox, Alvin Stephens, Harry Ray, J. A. Bowden, A. Herman Lurie, M.B. Spears, B. T. Bradley, E. Jones, and Howard Cook.

The Crenshaw County Shrine Club is a part of the Alcazar Shrine Temple of Montgomery.

This year, the one-pound bag of peanuts will cost $2, while the three-pound bags will cost $5.

This year's goal is for ten tons of peanuts to be boiled and sold in five days.

Crenshaw County should be proud to have such a well-known event carrying on a wonderful tradition each year.

All of the proceeds from the peanut boil go toward paying the transportation costs of burned children and children with orthopedic needs, from ages 0 to 18, free of charge, to designated hospitals.

Everyone is reminded to come out this Saturday at 11 a.m. for the Shriners' Parade. It will start at the old armory building, located on Franklin Street in Luverne and come up West 3rd Street. They will then turn at the red light on South Forest Ave., and turn right on 6th Street before heading back to the armory. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the parade before heading out to the &#8220peanut shed” to buy some world-famous boiled peanuts.

We hope you enjoy the special addition in today's Luverne Journal about the Shriner's and the Peanut Boil.