PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Call it “The Tater Caper” or “Spud Missile”, but whatever you do, don’t forget the butter.
A 6-ton potato rolled into Pasadena on Tuesday ahead of a major food drive next month at the city’s iconic “Fork In The Road” public art sculpture.READ MORE: The Cosmopolitan In Las Vegas To Pay $1 Million In Cash Bonuses If 80% Of Workers Get Vaccinated
The 28-foot long spud was parked next to the city’s 18-foot-high fork after traveling cross-country in an 18-wheel semi throughout the summer as part of a national tour sponsored by Meals On Wheels.READ MORE: National Health Foundation Hosts Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Pico-Union Residents
The “Spud Missile” – which is celebrating its 75th anniversary – is actually a sculpture from the Idaho Potato Commission that was re-created from popular state postcard.MORE NEWS: Restraining Order Issued Against Atlas Metal; Mountain Of Scrap Metal Towering Over Jordan High School Called A 'Public Nuisance'
Spectators brought canned foods and other donations to the event ahead of the food drive on Nov. 10 and 11 organized by The Fork In the Road Gang to benefit Union Station.