Nutty icon breezes through Oaks Park
Celebrating his 100th birthday, Mr. Peanut and his entourage rolled into historic Oaks Amusement Park on March 19, as they wrapped up their years tour of the United States.
Weve just been to Sacramento, and before that was San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver -- you name it, weve been there, throughout the West, recounted Planters Peanutter (thats an official title) Gil Maher.
Its fun to see older people, who recognize Mr. Peanut from their youth, get to meet this legendary representative of our brand, Maher told THE BEE. And, little kids are excited to meet this big, nutty guy as well, he added.
All three members of the team take turns driving the custom-made Nutmobile, and donning the costume, Maher said.
About being a Peanutter, Maher said the company offers a one-year contract to graduating college students to tour the country. Youve got to be a little nuts to do it! Meeting people all across the country has helped me come out of my shell.