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The Peanut Patch celebrates 40 years

The Peanut Patch celebrates anniversary

YUMA, Ariz. - The Peanut Patch celebrates their 40th anniversary this weekend. 

The quaint country store had sat in the same spot between avenue 4-E and Avenue 5-E since 1977.

Jerry and Franny Didier were homesteaders in Yuma in the late 40s. 

"Jerry was growing his own peanuts and he decided he wanted to sell them so he opened this little store," current co-owner Donna George said.

George and her husband bought the peanut patch in 1997. 

This weekend Donna and her husband invite the Yuma community to come celebrate the 40-year-old business. 

On Saturday there will be a car club at the patch. For the kids, Santa Claus will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Food venders will also be there and a local radio station.

"We're going to have the Jelly Belly wheel where you can spin the wheel and either get to taste some jelly beans or maybe get a prize," George said.

"We'll have a lot of free samples. We order extra stuff so we can sample out most of the products and this is kind of our big day to do that," she added.
 
From fresh fudge made daily, to ice cream, date shakes and homemade peanut brittle, this store have everything your sweet tooth could desire. They even have a post office in the peanut patch.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the peanut patch, starting in January, you can take a free guided-tour of the peanut patch every Tuesday or Friday at 10 a.m.
 

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