This morning the National Peanut Festival gates opened early for Special Citizens’ Day. About 3,000 special citizens, parents, and other volunteers took over the festival. They came from a 75 mile radius. Besides getting to enjoy all of the fair rides and food, they also had a Shane Owens concert during lunch.
The National Peanut Festival is one of the few fairs in the country to set aside a day for special citizens. All of the ride operators donated their time. The parents of the visitors are grateful for their patience.
Special Citizens’ Day started back in the 1970s. A teacher from Vaughn Blumberg wanted to bring her class to check out the fair. The day keeps growing and leaders don’t expect it to stop.