19 April 2012

Tony the Peanut Man

Peanut Man, Charleston, S.C.
When I took a bag of boiled peanuts up to my family in Canada no one was very impressed but they are a big hit in Charleston. Tony the Peanut Man has been selling boiled peanuts as long as I can remember. This week his backyard cooking set up caught fire and destroyed $10,000 worth of equipment as well as his peanuts. Piggly Wiggly is replacing the peanuts and Cheryll Woods Flowers commented on the fund set up to help him out:

Cheryll Woods-Flowers: We started the fund this morning for Tony the Peanut Man at First Federal. If you would like to help Tony put his business back in business, you can stop by any First Federal...the account is "The Peanut Man." When I was with Tony this morning, he told me that he has been completely overwhelmed with the offer of assistance from so many. I told him that is our gift to have the opportunity to help HIM! When I asked First Federal to help, the stepped forward gladly. There wasn't a dry eye in the office when we were together...all of us, Susan with First Federal, Tony, and I cried. Love this community!!!!!!!

Good job Cheryll!

The photo above is from the MLK parade earlier this year and here is a fun little video I found of the Peanut Man in action: