Memorial Day in Washington DC is always so special and a parade we’ll never forget! There is something so amazing about being in DC for this day and you can feel the patriotism and pride in the air. We had a loaded Idaho Potato on parade day full of people! Commissioner Randy Hardy and Lynn Wilcox and their wives Karlene and Julie stood in our parade area and walked by our truck during the parade. Sue Kennedy and her friends also joined as well. In addition, family members of veterans from the chapter 11 special forces association joined us in the parade! We decked the potato in red, white and blue and the tater twins waved American flags from the top of the spud! Our potato was a hit in the parade and we made it on national television and we even were mentioned in a Washington Post article!
After a great Memorial Day we raced on over to the Pocono Raceway for the second time! We were greeted by the raceway owner and racetrack coordinators! We were so excited to be back at the raceway and to join forces with the Shriner volunteers again. The volunteers for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia are so great and they really just step in and start working! They got so many signatures on their signature board that we ended up giving them two boards! They even helped the team and our potato pins and take photos of fans in front of the spud!
The Tater team is becoming BIG race fans and they love to explore the fan area, meet other brand ambassadors, and learn more about this exciting sport! They have learned a lot about NASCAR and the drivers they even have their favorites, the Tater Twins like Chase Elliot and even got lucky enough to get a photo with the driver, Matt Tifft! After the fan area closed for the race, the Tater Team watched the race on the Tricky triangle! Pocono raceway is a special track because its in the shape of a triangle and there isn’t a turn four. It was a close race but in the end Kyle Bush took the win!
Now the Tater team is heading to the west coast where they will be attending the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon. Then after that they will make a stop in Boise to pick up the fresh new Big Idaho Potato “grown’ by the Schofield’s!
Well thanks again for reading and following our all American ride! Make sure to follow our pages and don’t forget to enter our “Be a Tater Team Member” giveaway because it ends June 15th!
Tater Twin Jessica Signing out!