September 8, 2017

The Annual Idaho Potato Drop

The Idaho® Potato Drop is a free and charitable family friendly event that brings the community
together and draws local, national and global attention to Idaho and it’s residents. A portion of all
proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations every year.

Every year it grows and adds to its already sizable donation to local non profits. Here is a recap of last years event:

The fun started at 1:00 pm with quality family entertainment on the U of I CALS Main Stage from Americas got Talent’s
Summerwind Skippers. The free, heated Mountain America Credit Union Family tent was a welcome refuge for families,
complete with educational Idaho® Potato themed activities and performances. The Wrestle Club Canned Food Drive was very
entertaining as wrestlers competed for the coveted Potato Belt. The all-new high-tech internally lit GlowTato was a huge hit at
the first ever “Potato Rise” which raised funds and awareness for “Avenues For Hope”.
From 5-10 pm the USASA-sanctioned Toyota Rail Jam pre-qualifier event took place with professionals from around the
country competing for cash, prizes and qualifier points. The views were great from inside the toasty Nampa Civic Center VIP
tent. As the beautiful new High-Tech glowing Idaho® Potato touched down at midnight, our amazing fireworks display began as
world-renown Jeff Crosby and The Refugees and Off Center Dance finished off the year with their version of Auld Lange Sine.

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