Actions

Idaho officials designing a glow-in-the-dark potato replica for the traveling Great Potato Truck

Idaho officials designing a glow-in-the-dark potato replica for the traveling Great Potato Truck
Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 15:16:31-04

Idaho officials plan to replace a six-ton potato replica used for advertising -- with one that glows in the dark.

The Capital Press reports that Idaho Potato Commission officials announced plans for the new potato -- and added that it will also be “lighter and leaner” than the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck's current Russet Burbank potato replica. The potato truck is used to promote the Idaho brand and has toured 7,200 cities in six years.

Idaho Potato Commission President and CEO Frank Muir says by making the new model two feet narrower, the potato truck will be able to operate without wide-load restrictions.

Officials intended to make the new model look almost identical to the current one and keep it at 27 feet long.

(by Associated Press)