Now in full
swing, the National Peanut Tour is making appearances at high-profile
happenings like March of Dimes WalkAmerica events, professional
baseball games, food festivals and state fairs in 23 cities nationwide.
the road, the huge peanut rests on a trailer, but once the set
up begins the trailer transforms into an interactive walk-in exhibit
with a virtual reality into the life of a peanut, take recipes
and lots of peanut samples home and view peanut-related history
for transporting the giant peanut falls to Mike Fletcher. Fletcher
has been in the transport industry for more than 30 years, but
has never had an experience quite like this one.
like a celebrity," said Fletcher. "Not only am I driving
a 2001, top-of the-line Kenworth truck, but people can't believe
their eyes when they see the huge peanut attached to my rig. They
slow down to take pictures, and I always get a 'thumbs up' from
other drivers." Fletcher delivers the trailer to specified
tour stops, where a crew awaits to set up the peanut displays for
crowds to enjoy.