Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spud Day!

Most of you know that I'm from Idaho. But what you might not have known is I am from Shelley. Home of the Russet Potatoes. In grade school you are a tator tot, in Jr. High a Spudnik, and in High school a mighty Russet. LOL... Anyway, every year in Shelley they have a Spud Day. It starts off with Miss Russet being chosen the week before.. Saturday starts with a parade and then after the parade in the park they have activities. They have a talent stage, Spud picking, Free baked potatoes for lunch and then a tug of war over a pit of mashed potatoes made in a cement truck. They have kids games, rides, paint balling and lots of yummy food. This year my niece, Mandy, sold cotton candy. She was a bit sticky afterwards.

But what you might not know is that my mom is in the Guinness Book of World Records for breaking the world record on peeling the most potatoes in a set time. She was team captain and their team a few years back beat the Norwegians. Shelley also lets their students out of school for about 2 weeks to help harvest the potatoes. I always worked in the potatoes to earn money for school clothes. Anyway posted below is a few pictures of Shelley!