Jimmy Carter attends hometown Peanut Festival ahead of his 99th birthday, months after entering hospice care

Former President Jimmy Carter was seen enjoying his hometown Peanut Festival ahead of his 99th birthday on Saturday, in a rare public appearance since he entered hospice care earlier this year.

The 39th President joined the parade on Saturday, riding through the Plains, Georgia, festival in the back of a black pickup truck with his wife and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. A video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed.

The Carter Center re-shared the snippet on the social platform, writing, “Beautiful day for President and Mrs. Carter to enjoy a stroll through the Plains Peanut Festival! And just a week before he turns 99. We bet peanut butter ice cream is on the lunch menu!

The appearance of the oldest president received a warm welcome, with many taking advantage of the comments to “bless” the couple and saying how “wonderful” it was to see him.

Carter, who will turn 99 on Oct. 1, entered hospice care in February.

The 39th President joined the parade on Saturday, riding through the festival in the back of a black van with his wife and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.Twitter/@erikka2ks08

Scenes from a video showing Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter riding in a black van in the Plains, Geogia, Peanut Festival parade. The Carter Center re-shared the video on the social platform, writing, “Beautiful day for President and Mrs. Carter to enjoy a stroll through the Plains Peanut Festival! And just a week before he turns 99. We bet peanut butter ice cream is on the menu for lunch!” Twitter/@erikka2ks08

He announced that he would remain in palliative care and spend the “remaining time at home with his family.”

He decided to forego further treatment and spend the rest of his life in the home he owned when he was first elected to the state Senate in 1962.

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Shortly after his health scare, as the country prepared to lose another president, his 96-year-old wife was diagnosed with dementia.

Carter’s grandson, Josh, told People last month that his grandparents “always” have “someone at home” to keep them company.

His other grandson, Jason, said the family feared they would lose Carter soon after he entered hospice care, but now believes his grandfather will live to be 99.

Jimmy Carter in a suit during his stay at the White House.Throughout his life, Carter has been a supporter of the peanut industry, and during his tenure he planted the nut in the White House Rose Garden, according to the Peanut Institute. Library of Congress
Jimmy and Rosalynn in 1977. Carter, who will turn 99 on Oct. 1, entered hospice care in February. He announced that he would spend the “remaining time at home with his family.” In May, his 96-year-old wife, Rosalynn, was diagnosed with dementia. AP

In the interview, he also said that Carter likes peanut butter ice cream.

Throughout his life, Carter has been a strong supporter of the peanut industry, planting the nut in the White House Rose Garden during his tenure, according to the Peanut Institute.

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