News from the IPC "Special Events" category

The Idaho Potato Commission Set to Celebrate Harvest at Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley

Aug 10, 2006
The Idaho Potato Commission Set to Celebrate Harvest at Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley

SHELLEY, IDAHO, August 10, 2006 – The Shelley Kiwanis Club and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) are gearing up to host an Idaho tradition – the Idaho Annual Spud Day on Saturday, September 16. The day-long event is held at Shelley City Park and will be packed with dozens of fun, potato-themed games and contests. This family-oriented, down-home affair is a popular event and it celebrates the world famous Idaho® Potato harvest, which runs from September through October.
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Famous Television Castaway Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island Fame Draws Fans at FMI

May 22, 2006
Famous Television Castaway Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island Fame Draws Fans at FMI

EAGLE, IDAHO, May 22, 2006 - Dawn Wells, a legendary television icon from the 1960's show "Gilligan's Island," attended the recent FMI conference in Chicago, May 7 -9. The famous actress, best known for playing Mary Ann on the show, was in town to promote her Idaho family film festival, called Spudfest, and to lend support to the Idaho Potato Commission, a major Festival sponsor.
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Mar 16, 2006
Famous Television Castaway at FMI

EAGLE, ID, March 16, 2006 - Mary Ann Summers (the "girl-next-door", shipwrecked along with six other S.S. Minnow castaways from the enduringly popular 1960's show, Gilligan's Island) is coming to Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) annual meeting for the second year in a row, thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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Nov 7, 2005
PMA Book-Signing Event Focuses Attention on Downward Spiral of Anti-Carb Diets

ATLANTA, GA, November 7, 2005 - As part of its ongoing effort to set the record straight about carbs, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) jumped at the chance to have its national fitness spokesperson, Denise Austin, in Atlanta for this year's PMA show. The IPC was particularly excited about including Austin in the weekend activities as the meeting coincides with the roll-out of Austin's new book Eat Carbs, Lose Weight.
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Nov 6, 2005
National Fitness Star Adds Glitz & Glamor to Idaho Potato Commission's VIP Reception

Sunday, November 6, 2005, Atlanta, GA - National fitness expert Denise Austin signed copies of her new book for guests attending a private Idaho Potato reception. The event was held during the PMA Fresh Summit International Convention and Exposition this week in Atlanta.
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Nov 6, 2005
National Fitness Star Draws Crowds at Idaho Potato Commission's PMA Booth

Sunday, November 6, 2005, Atlanta, GA - Denise Austin and Idaho Potato fans lined up for a chance to meet America's Favorite fitness expert on Sunday, November 6th, 2005, during PMA's fresh summit international convention and exposition.
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Oct 30, 2005
Idaho Potato Commission's VP of Legal and Government Affairs Shows Them How It's Done in D.C.!

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2005 - When the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced its decision to help sponsor the 30th Annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as part of its annual harvest celebration program, little did it know that one of its own would go the next step (literally, mile after mile) and actually run it! This is exactly what Patrick Kole, the IPC's VP of Legal and Government Affairs did, in X hours and XX minutes - an especially noteworthy feat considering this was the first marathon he has ever participated in.
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Feb 9, 2005
Guess Who's Ready for a Repeat Performance, Mary Ann (A.K.A. Dawn Wells) of Gilligan's Island Fame Makes Retailers Everywhere Wish They'd Get Stranded at United!

EAGLE, IDAHO, February 9, 2005 – Visitors may experience dejá vu when they attend the United Fresh Fruits and Vegetable 2005 Produce Expo and Conference in Chicago April 30 through May 3. On the heels of her appearance at last year's Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Conference in Anaheim, CA, Dawn Wells will reappear as the Idaho Potato Commission's special guest at United.
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Dec 27, 2004
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION REUNITES ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND AT 2004 PMA

BOISE, ID, December 27, 2004 - The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is raising the stakes this year and plans to award more than $150,000 in cash and prizes as part of it's 14th annual Potato Lovers' Month retail display contest.
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