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Students Setting Up for Success at the National Peanut Festival

Get ready for rides, peanuts and maybe even a fried Oreo. The 70th annual National Peanut Festival is just a few days away.
Get ready for rides, peanuts and maybe even a fried Oreo. The 70th annual National Peanut Festival is just a few days away and people were busy setting up the rides and exhibits today. Local students are also working hard setting up.

"They get to see that it's important to be involved in their community, to be an active participant in the organizations that are in their community as well as the opportunity to be creative and show people what they can do… what art skills they have and planning skills that require a lot more than just putting something in a booth for decoration," said Debbie Lee, a home school parent and Pathway 4H Club member.

Months of hard work went into planning the displays but that hard work is paying off. Whether it's setting up a display, showing cattle or running a food stand local students are benefitting from the festival. Just last year, the Northview Band raised over ten thousand dollars at the fair.

"It's like running a restaurant for ten days... It works out great cause the kids do a lot of work. They go home tired every night but it is such an asset to have the kids here and they do learn a lot of skills," said Christy Holland, treasurer of Northview Band Booster Club.

The groups have just a few more days to prepare for opening night this Friday.
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