Potato truck begins cross-country tour - The Packer

Potato truck begins cross-country tour

04/08/2013 05:49:00 PM
Mary Kastor

click image to zoom$imgObj.altTextThe Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is rolling again, leaving Idaho April 8 on a seven-month, 22.000 mile tour.

“Last year the truck became a national sensation,” Frank Muir, commission president and chief executive officer, said in a news release. “We’ve received thousands of e-mails and calls from folks across the country asking when and where they can see the truck, and we’re thrilled it’s back on the road.”

The first scheduled stop is April 10 in Monroeville, Pa., for Supervalu’s Eastern Region Produce Expo. On April 14, it will be at the Philedelphia Wholesale Produce Market.

Scheduled stops include the National Football Hall of Fame, College Baseball World Series and the Kentucky Derby Parade, arriving back in Idaho for the third annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in December in Boise.

The truck celebrated the commission’s 75th anniversary, and is also raising funds for the Meals on Wheels Association of America, which is dedicated to helping end senior hunger.

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