Suffolk celebrates 100 years of Mr. Peanut!

Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 12, 2016

SUFFOLK, Va. - One hundred years ago, the character we all know and love, Mr. Peanut, was born in Suffolk.

A young boy, Antonio Gentile, created the original drawing that was soon adopted by Planters Peanuts.

A history of Mr. Peanut

A history of Mr. Peanut

On Tuesday, Gentile's nephew, Robert Slade, will be at the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society to celebrate the milestone.

Slade will discuss his uncle's story and his long lasting legacy.

The event is from 2 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and is free and open to the public.