Friends of Jimmy Carter - Plains Georgia & Beyond

Friends of Jimmy Carter - Plains Georgia & Beyond All information/applications on and for the Plains Peanut Festival can be found on the website events page. Click on the following link: http://www.friendsofjimmycarter.org
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Come visit the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Discover a world of southern charm, famous for it’s annual peanut festival and home of The 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner and 39th President of The Unites States, Jimmy Carter.

Mission: Established to maintain the hometown of the 39th president of the United States.

02/18/2020
Jimmy Carter - U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO

Jimmy Carter - U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO

Born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States (1977-81) and served as the nation's chief executive du...

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
01/20/2020

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

January 19, 1977 the “Peanut Special” departs from the Plains Depot en route to Washington D.C. for Jimmy Carter’s inauguration as the 39th President of the United States.
The “Peanut Special” was comprised of three locomotives pulling three coaches, eight 11-bedroom sleepers, three 10-6 sleepers, lounge car, dining car, kitchen-dormitory and sleeper-lounge.
Approximately 380 passengers boarded at the Plains Depot on the morning of January 19, 1977. Prior to the noon departure, president-elect Carter arrived and spoke to his supporters: “It’s going to be a new day, a new beginning, a new spirit for our country…I will try to do a good job for you.”

Image:A group of people look at a locomotive with a sign on it that says " Peanut Special".

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
01/20/2020

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

On a cold morning forty-three years ago, Jimmy Carter took the oath of office as the 39th President of the United States on January 20th, 1977. After being sworn in President and Mrs. Carter surprised the country by getting out of their limousine to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Image: Jimmy Carter being sworn in as the 39th President of the United States.

23rd Annual Peanut Festival - Sept. 28, 2019
09/29/2019

23rd Annual Peanut Festival - Sept. 28, 2019

The Pied Piper Of Plains Still Packs The Pews: Jimmy Carter, Sunday School And The Countryside He Calls Home
09/15/2019
The Pied Piper Of Plains Still Packs The Pews: Jimmy Carter, Sunday School And The Countryside He Calls Home

The Pied Piper Of Plains Still Packs The Pews: Jimmy Carter, Sunday School And The Countryside He Calls Home

The faithful and curious still flock to Plains from across the globe to hear Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, teach Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church. But there are other options to explore in this corner of Southwest Georgia.

University of Georgia Tifton Campus
09/14/2019

University of Georgia Tifton Campus

🥜 Happy National Peanut Day! 🥜

Did you know that Mr. James Shepherd developed the very first peanut harvesting combine on UGA Tifton's campus in 1945? Peanuts became the number 1 cash crop in south Georgia that same year, and forever changed Georgia's economy.

#UGA #GeorgiaGrown #Impact #CultivatingGrowth
#NiftyTifty 🐾

Happy Birthday to Plains resident, First Lady Rosalynn Carter!
08/17/2019

Happy Birthday to Plains resident, First Lady Rosalynn Carter!

Former first lady and Carter Center co-founder Rosalynn Carter turns 92 tomorrow. Join us in wishing her a very happy birthday!

Boiled Peanuts: From Necessity to Southern Delicacy | National Peanut Board
08/04/2019
Boiled Peanuts: From Necessity to Southern Delicacy | National Peanut Board

Boiled Peanuts: From Necessity to Southern Delicacy | National Peanut Board

When or why Southerners started boiling peanuts no one knows exactly. But good ideas have a way of spreading and, today, Southerners know how great boiled peanuts are. Not only are boiled peanuts called “the caviar of the South,” but they are also the official state snack of South Carolina. From...

Special thanks to Paul Milliken FOX 5 for riding the Sam Shortline Excursion Train with us last weekend!
07/27/2019

Special thanks to Paul Milliken FOX 5 for riding the Sam Shortline Excursion Train with us last weekend!

MURDER...AND MYSTERY...AND PAULA...AND A PRESIDENT: Okay, guys, so here's the deal -- when I was down in Plains last weekend, we got to do something pretty incredible. We took part in an interactive murder mystery play, written by President Jimmy Carter's lovely niece Kim Fuller and acted out by members of the Carter family...and Paula Deen! And it all happened aboard the Historic Sam Shortline Excursion Train! Trust me when I tell you this was a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME experience. I'll have the story for you coming up on Good Day Monday morning!!! Thanks to Americus - Sumter County Tourism for inviting us to be the only TV station to tag along!

Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains
05/25/2019
Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains

Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains

Billy Carter (1937-1988) bought this station from Mill Jennings in 1971 and owned it until 1981. During Jimmy Carter’s campaign for President in 1976, it became famous as the headquarters for…

05/13/2019
The Carter Center

The Carter Center

STATEMENT FROM THE CARTER CENTER ON PRESIDENT CARTER’S HEALTH

While leaving to go turkey hunting this morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him.

President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit. He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year.

#Repost @plainssweetstems・・・Our official GRAND OPENING is this Friday!! We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1...
04/16/2019

#Repost @plainssweetstems
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Our official GRAND OPENING is this Friday!! We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 followed by some yummy treats and refreshments! Make sure you also enter to WIN a $100 gift certificate! To enter, you MUST come in this Friday! Can’t wait to see y’all!! 😊

Tyler Jordan
04/16/2019

Tyler Jordan

94 years old and still bustin’ beaks! An unforgettable morning in the woods with President Carter at Realtree Farms.

Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living U.S. President
03/22/2019
Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living U.S. President

Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living U.S. President

On Friday, the 39th president reached the age of 94 years and 172 days, making him a day older than former President George Bush was when he died last year.

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall
01/31/2019

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

Come in and see our new merchandise. We have several more to come. We will post their items when finished setting up.

#Repost @zach_wbrown ・・・It’s a new horizon
01/04/2019

#Repost @zach_wbrown
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It’s a new horizon

12/14/2018

Looking for a unique Christmas Gift for a very special person on your list!
We have 2 beautiful, autographed coffee table books.

Plains and Simple signed by both President Carter and Mrs Rosalyn Carter

The Craftsmanship Jimmy Carter signed by President Carter

Signed books are $50.00 and are a wonderful gift. Supplies are limited so call if you are interested
Please contact Ruth Sanders
229-938-3835

Plains Inn and Antiques
229-824-4517

Merry Christmas!!

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall
11/27/2018

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

Come on over Saturday and see Santa. He will be here at 6 PM at Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Plains! Be sure to join us for our Christmas lighting and parade...
11/25/2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Plains! Be sure to join us for our Christmas lighting and parade on Saturday, December 1st! 🎄🎅🏼

Maranatha Baptist Church
11/20/2018
Maranatha Baptist Church

Maranatha Baptist Church

New dates, January 6 and 20, have been posted for President Carter’s Sunday School teaching! Check out our website for updates and questions and plan your trip to small town Plains today!

http://www.mbcplains.org

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall
11/18/2018

Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

Come check out our Christmas decorations and do your shopping here!!

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
11/16/2018

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Tomorrow is Arts in Archery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

A mule powered cane mill, and a wood fired kettle will re-create how stalks of sugar cane were turned into cane syrup during Jimmy Carter's youth on the farm. For those that would like to try cane syrup, samples will be available.

Cultural demonstrators who will showcase their arts and crafts such as woodworking, blacksmithing, broom making, crocheting, honey products, and other traditional demonstrations. Items crafted by demonstrators will be available to purchase.

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available on site for purchase. The SAM Shortline will be making a run to the Boyhood Farm that afternoon. For more information on the SAM Shortline Railroad: https://samshortline.com/

Plains Parlour
11/01/2018

Plains Parlour

We were so excited to win first place in the costume/decorations contest at Trunk or Treat!! We love Plains and we are so thankful to be a part of this community! #RockPaperShears

Happy 94th birthday to President Jimmy Carter! Thank you for all that you do for your hometown!
10/01/2018

Happy 94th birthday to President Jimmy Carter! Thank you for all that you do for your hometown!

September 22, 2018
09/24/2018

September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018

09/23/2018
2018 Plains Peanut Festival

The S.A.M. Shortline pulls in to Plains for the 22nd Annual Peanut Festival September 22, 2018. The street will soon be full of people waiting on the parade.

Mr. Peanut says good morning from the Plains Peanut Festival road race! 🥜
09/22/2018

Mr. Peanut says good morning from the Plains Peanut Festival road race! 🥜

2017 Plains Peanut Festival
09/21/2018

2017 Plains Peanut Festival

One Sumter Economic Development Foundation
09/20/2018

One Sumter Economic Development Foundation

Making plans for the weekend? Travel over to Plains, GA for the Plains Peanut Festival on Saturday! Check out some of the pictures from last year's event. #sumtercountyga #homegrown #worldrenown #plainsga #peanutsaremyjam

Good Vibrations Band
09/05/2018

Good Vibrations Band

The Good Vibrations Band will be playing some PARTY music for the "Plains Peanut Festival" so come on down on 9/22/18!! A fun time for all 🎸🎷🎶🎶🥁🎹

Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
08/28/2018

Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

After you experience one of the flattest courses in the state, stick around for a fun filled day in Plains!

Hello, Sam Shortline Excursion Train! #VisitPlains #HomegrownWorldRenown
08/24/2018

Hello, Sam Shortline Excursion Train! #VisitPlains #HomegrownWorldRenown

Congressman Sanford Bishop
08/22/2018

Congressman Sanford Bishop

I was extremely honored to join my fellow Georgian and Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and other community leaders at the grand opening of Mercer Medicine Plains! This comprehensive telemedicine facility will provide the people of Plains and surrounding areas with accessible and affordable medical care.

Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains
08/22/2018
Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains

Billy Carter’s Service Station, Plains

Billy Carter (1937-1988) bought this station from Mill Jennings in 1971 and owned it until 1981. During Jimmy Carter’s campaign for President in 1976, it became famous as the headquarters for…

Happy 91st birthday to the beautiful and brilliant Rosalynn Carter! Your hometown loves you! ❤️
08/18/2018

Happy 91st birthday to the beautiful and brilliant Rosalynn Carter! Your hometown loves you! ❤️

08/12/2018
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our annual #caregiving summit will be featured on THIS SUNDAY's edition of 60 Minutes.

TUNE IN at 7pm ET on CBS to hear about his 10-year journey being an #alzheimers #caregiver to his wife Carol.

#RosalynnCarterInstitute #RCISummit2018 #familycaregiver
#ENDALZ

Sam Shortline Excursion Train
07/13/2018

Sam Shortline Excursion Train

Ranger Mattingly is aboard #samshortline today to talk about the #jcnhs in #VisitPlains. #homegrownworldrenown

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