Nuts to Portsmouth, July 12, 2005
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005
You still have today and tomorrow to see the National Peanut Board's Great American Peanut Tour in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth? Why not Suffolk? I can't recall exactly what it was but it seems to me Suffolk had some sort of peanut connection at one point. I could be mistaken.
A press release from the NPB stated:
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The Great American Peanut Tour, an educational and family-friendly event that is traveling across the country throughout the summer, is currently in Portsmouth while the National Peanut Board’s annual meeting is in session. A large truck full of interactive and educational materials on peanuts that has a 32-foot tall peanut attached to the back will be open to local visitors for the duration of its visit n it is quite a sight!
This is a special stop and Portsmouth will be the only city other than those with a SeaWorld or Busch Gardens theme park to host the tour this summer. Starting Saturday, July 9, the public may visit the peanut tour at the Renaissance Hotel on Harbor Street. In addition, National Peanut Board has invited families with the Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition organization to come to the peanut truck at Noon on Tuesday, July 12 for a free peanut-packed lunch.
The world of peanuts is more than just sandwiches and snack nuts. The Great American Peanut Tour is a fun-filled traveling peanut festival on wheels, complete with a 32-foot standing peanut, celebrating America's favorite nut. This summer the tour is visiting SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks across the country. Through interactive games, educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, nutrition information and more, adults and children can experience USA-grown peanuts in ways they never imagined.
The mission of the National Peanut Board is to promote the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of peanuts grown in the United States. The Great American Peanut Tour, a fun-filled traveling peanut festival on wheels, complete with a 32-foot peanut, is one way NPB accomplishes this goal. Through interactive games, educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, nutrition information and more, adults and children can experience USA-grown peanuts in ways they never imagined.
The truck will be in Portsmouth until July 13, 2005, at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center.