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The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Rolls Into Town

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The 12,000 pound Idaho Potato rolled through Kennewick Wednesday as part of its 7 month tour across the country to raise funds and awareness for "Meals on Wheels."

The traveling roadside attraction was cultivated by the Idaho Potato Commission to commemorate the Commission's 75th Anniversary year.

Idaho Potato Commission Tour Ambassador, Ellis Nanney says, "We are kind of a big meal on wheels ourselves, so we thought it was fitting since the elderly population is often overlooked.  We thought it was a very suiting cause for us to participate in and help them raise awareness." 

One spectator says Idaho may have the biggest potato, but Washington still produces more per acre.

The world's largest potato on wheels will continue its last 2 months traveling west across Washington and then down to California.