Big Idaho Potato Tour 2013 kicked off with sunny skies and an energetic crowd in Emmett, Idaho as they were honored with ‘Capitol City for a Day’ by Idaho Governor Butch Otter. The tater team and their 6 ton traveling companion were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm on their first stop on the 2013 Big Idaho Potato Tour that was a true grassroots effort led by Barbara Hunguenien and the Gem County Facebook page.
After the tater team mingled and answered lots of questions from the crowd, Gov. Otter presented the tater team with a GPS, so the team could no longer get themselves and the Big Idaho Potato lost while traveling the country (a homage to the Idaho Potato Commission commercial that ran during the tour last year.) The city of Emmett signed a giant good luck card for the team and waved goodbye as the truck pulled out and hit the road for the second year of the tour! The tater team said that there was no better place to kick off the tour than Emmett and are looking forward to interacting with the numerous people they met in Emmett on their Facebook page, Big Idaho Potato Tour and their Twitter account, @bigidahopotato.
Good luck Tater Team!