World’s largest peanut boil underway

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Tew is among the many Pike Countains who “traditionally” make the trek to their county neighbor and this year, Morrell said, hopes are that the Shriners have enough peanuts to last until Sunday.“We got 16 tons and then went back and got another four tons,” he said. “That’s about all that we can hold out to boil and we hope the peanuts hold out until every customer is served.” You Might Like Pike Co. man confesses to Brundidge AC unit theft A Pike County man confessed Thursday to the theft of a six-ton air conditioning unit from a business on Highway… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The crowd was steady Thursday afternoon and Richard Tew of Brundidge was among those in line. He was an early bird because he didn’t want to be left with an empty bag like had happened to him once before.“I called this morning to make sure they were selling today and they told me that they had actually started selling yesterday,” Tew said. “I came right on over. One time I missed out and I didn’t want that to happen again.”Tew said he has been making the 35-minute drive to Luverne for years.“It’s easier than pulling, cleaning and boiling peanuts yourself and, too, the Shriners peanuts are always good,” he said. “I bought four bags and they won’t make it to the freezer.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Progress has come to the World’s Largest Peanut Boil in Luverne.The boiling pots of old have given way to tanks that hold about 400 gallons of water and about 480 pounds of peanuts.While the customers seemed a little “nostalgic” about the change, those who stand over the boiling pots stirring them with boat paddles don’t mind a bit. Email the author Book Nook to reopen “The boiling time is about the same as with the small pots but you can boil so many more peanuts at one time .. yeah, we like it,” said Shelton Morrell, president of the sponsoring Crenshaw County Shrine Club. “The peanuts come off in about two and a half hours just like before but, when you’ve got 20 tons to boil, these tanks are the way to go.”Morrell said the brine had to be poured off after each boiling in the small pots compared to only three times with the tanks.The World’s Largest Peanut Boil is a Labor Day tradition for most folks within driving distance of Luverne and for a lot of travelers going to and coming from the beaches. And even before the first batch of peanuts have cooked off and are sacked people are standing waiting. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits World’s largest peanut boil underway Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:21 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010 Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more