Friday, January 3, 2014

Why don’t we celebrate the new year in downtown Boise by dropping a potato the size of a Subaru?

Dylan Cline came up with that great idea. He created the grandly named Idaho New Year’s Commission and Grotato. Dylan and his supporters raised money, took $10,000 over to Weiser and had Sharolyn and Chris Schofield build a 16-foot long foam-covered replica of an Idaho spud.

You can watch the KTVB video or look at photos from the Idaho Statesman and Idaho Press Tribune.

Boise State Public Radio described the spud as being Subaru-sized. The Schofields previously built the truck-mounted Big Idaho Potato that I blogged about in May 2012.

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