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First Port City Bank to promote Georgia Peanuts on Oct. 12-16

First Port City Bank (FPCB), Bainbridge, Georgia, is pleased to announce its partnership with The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association to promote the 44th Annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.

The 2020 theme, “Georgia Peanuts: The Superfood to Bank On!” will showcase the affordable and nutritious peanut. Recent research studies indicate and highlight regularly eating peanuts can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Individuals can reap these benefits by taking one daily ounce (about a handful) of peanuts or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

“We’re excited to continue Georgia Peanut Bank Week for the forty-fourth year and salute peanut farmers and the nutritional benefits of peanuts,” says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “This promotion is a great way to highlight all peanuts have to offer our communities across the state.”

The annual promotion will be taking place during an opportune time of the year: peanut harvest. In 2019, Georgia peanuts were planted on more than 660,000 acres throughout Georgia and accounted for 50 percent of peanut production in the United States. Peanuts were planted in 74 of Georgia’s 159 counties with an average yield of more than 4,200 pounds per acre.

First Port City Bank urges everyone to stop by during Georgia Peanut Bank Week to learn more about Georgia peanuts. Peanut samples and recipes will be available throughout the week. “Come join us at First Port City Bank as peanut farmers prepare for harvest and bring both continued and new business to our community,” says Scott Ewing, President & CEO.