Mr. Peanuts Turns 100 at Suffolk Celebration

The world famous Mr. Peanut turned 100-years-old at a shell-ebration at the Suffolk Farmer’s Market. A 30-foot tall inflatable version was on hand for photo opportunities.

Instead of the traditional birthday cake, enjoy a complimentary donut from Suffolk’s very own O’doodleDoo’s was handed out. People were able to leave their birthday wishes, which were framed and hung in the Suffolk Visitor’s Center.

In 1916, 14-year old Suffolk native Antonio Gentile entered his winning drawing of “Mr. P. Nut Planter” in a logo contest hosted by the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company.

A company artist later refined the drawing, adding the monocle, cane and top hat.