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.
Pictured posing with Wells is Mark Feustal, Produce Director, Central Grocers, Chicago, Illinois.
Wells spoke with FMI visitors who wanted to learn more about what she's been up to with her career, her Festival and her spokesperson role on behalf of Idaho Potatoes.
Although Idaho is famous worldwide for its premium potatoes, some consumers don't realize that only potatoes grown in the Gem State can wear the "Grown In Idaho" seal. Both Idaho Potatoes and the "Grown in Idaho" seal are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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