Peanut Pals plan swap meet

Published 9:44 pm Saturday, October 12, 2013

Suffolk wouldn’t be the same without peanuts, and no group knows that more than the Peanut Pals, who will meet here Oct. 18-19 in conjunction with the ongoing 100th anniversary celebration of Planters Peanuts.

Founded in 1978, Peanut Pals is a nonprofit organization with more than 500 collectors of Planters and Mr. Peanut memorabilia.

The group will host a Planters Memorabilia Swap Meet on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the ballroom of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Free and open to the public, the swap meet will feature hundreds of collectible items, many of them rare, with price tags from under $10 and up.

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Also on display at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is the commemorative exhibit, “A Century of Planters in Suffolk: 100 Years of Planters Memorabilia.” Featuring hundreds of interesting and unique Planters items, the majority of this impressive collection of memorabilia is on loan to Suffolk by Peanut Pals Vice President Scott Schmitz.

Free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this exhibit will be on display through Nov. 2.

For more information about the Peanut Pals, visit To learn more about the Swap Meet, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 514-4130 or visit