Last Call for Entries for the Idaho Potato Commission's Smashed Spuddy Buddy Program

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Educational Program Offers Families an Opportunity to Win $100

EAGLE, Idaho, May 16, 2013—The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) five-month-long Smashed Spuddy Buddy program is quickly coming to a close with all submissions due by June 30. The IPC launched Smashed Spuddy with the help of Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, as an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho® potatoes.

Lori Otter, Spuddy Buddy, and Frank Muir, President & CEO of the IPC help school children take a photo with their "Smashed Spuddy Buddy" drawings.Lori Otter, Spuddy Buddy, and Frank Muir, President & CEO of the IPC help school children take a photo with their "Smashed Spuddy Buddy" drawings.

Parents and/or teachers of students in grades 1-3 who would like to participate in the program can visit the “Just for Kids” section on www.idahopotato.com. Once on the page, click on the Smashed Spuddy Buddy program where an educational video, “How a Potato Grows,” can be downloaded as well as a black-and-white drawing of Spuddy Buddy, the IPC’s mascot.

Kids are encouraged to color Spuddy Buddy and, with the help of a parent, take a photo of him somewhere in their home, community, church or anywhere in the world! Parents who upload the photo to the contest site before June 30, 2013 will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 75 $100 American Express gift cards. For sweepstakes details, please visit: www.idahopotato.com/kids_spuddy_contest.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
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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