Thanks to all who attended and or participated in the 60th Annual Virginia Peanut Festival Kick-Off Kook-Off.

We congratulate all participants, judges and winners.

Best Main Dish————————-Peanut Chili by Brenda Pultz, E-G Chamber Board Member

Best Side Dish or Appetizer——–Various Appetizers- Jalapeno Peanut Poppers by “Emporia Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center”

Best Dessert—————————-Peanut Butter Blossoms by Sharon Garza, “Sweet Emporia Bakery”

Nutty Mention————————-Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches by Tena Driver

Most Votes without winning a category————Chicken with Peanut Sauce by Moe Ghassemi, E-G Chamber Board Member

Additional crowd favorites were Peanut Butter Ice-Cream by Mike Wells, Boiled Peanuts by “The Good Earth Peanut Company” and the always delicious Chocolate Peanut Chip Cookies by Jean Cobb, E-G Chamber Board Member.

Additional Thanks to Buddy McNutty & Mr. Peanut.