Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Oct 15, 2012

Photo courtesy of Philip A. Coombes

Tomorrow, October 16th.

Location: the “Fork in the Road,” at Bellefontaine Street and South Pasadena Avenue.

Why: Because when was the last time you saw an 18-wheeler hauling around a 6-ton potato?

The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating their 75th anniversary. It appears that their party planner decided to either “go big, or go home,” which has led to a 32-state tour of the world’s largest potato “to promote the nutritional value of Idaho potatoes and support certain charities to end hunger (Meals on Wheels and Put the Fork in Hunger, for example).”

So, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th, you can come take a look at this “6-ton Spud Missile.” Have your picture taken with it. Meet the “Tater Team” of Paul, Kaiti, and Ellis. Have your picture taken with them, and learn all about one of the yummiest starchy plant tubers on Mother Earth.

Philip Coombes and his Put the Fork in Hunger team have organized this potato pit stop to have a bit of fun and bring attention to their upcoming holiday food drive on November 10th and 11th.

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