By by Cindy Monk Davis Staff Writer
Nov. 5, 2012 at 2 a.m.
What goes better with cookies than milk? Soon there will be a very, very large cookie in downtown Grand Saline!
The Grand Saline Main Street Program will present the third annual Great American Peanut Butter Festival on Saturday, November 10 with plans to make the world's largest peanut butter cookie.
The theme for this year's festival will be "Wild About Peanut Butter". There will be vendors, food, games, amusements and live entertainment. As admission into the festival, the festival committee is asking that all attendees bring a jar of peanut butter to help benefit the East Texas Food Bank. Representatives for the food bank will be stationed at all entrances to collect the donations.
The Chamber of Commerce will be serving a Peanut Butter Pancake Breakfast to start off the day, followed by vendors opening up for business at 9 a.m.. The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. downtown on Main street.
Other events include a peanut butter recipe contest, a "Peanuttiest" pet contest and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating contest.
Carter Blood Center will have a mobile unit at the festival and anyone who gives blood will receive a jar of any flavor of Nutty's Peanut Butter.
At 1 p.m., visitors will be able to have their picture taken with Buddy McNutty.
Activities for the day will include Acroflight and the chance to slide down the world's largest inflatable slide.
Peanut Butter Queen Ashley Gothard will reign over the festivities, which will come to a close at 5 p.m..