Monster spud to make southwestern Ill. visit

Monster spud to make southwestern Ill. visit

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The world's largest fabricated Idaho potato sits on a flatbed truck, underneath the worlds largest Ketchup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The one-and-only gigantic Idaho Russet is stopping in more than 50 cities to help raise awareness and funds for Meals on Wheels, a non-profit organization that delivers more than one million meals each day to homebound seniors. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:41 AM

SHILOH, Ill. (AP) -- When it comes to potatoes, this one is anything but a small fry.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a giant replica of an Idaho potato is on a 19,000-mile U.S. trek, and this weekend it will pause in southwestern Illinois.

The spud is 28 feet long, 12 feet wide and more than 11 feet high, weighing in at six tons.

It’ll be on display outside the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Shiloh from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s part of a food drive, with anyone who brings two food pantry items getting a coupon for a free appetizer at the restaurant.

The spud promotes healthy-heart awareness for women and may be a natural in Shiloh, which is not far from the “World’s Largest Bottle of Catsup” in Collinsville.

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