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    Idaho Potato Commission Awards Spectacular Spud Displays

    Eagle, Idaho -- Fifteen retail produce executives were rewarded by for their "appealing" promotional displays in the Idaho Potato Commission's 14th annual Potato Lover's Month retail display contest.

    Eagle, Idaho -- Fifteen retail produce executives were rewarded by for their "appealing" promotional displays in the Idaho Potato Commission's 14th annual Potato Lover's Month retail display contest.

    The IPC, along with its 2005 contest partner, Kraft Foods, had urged retailers to employ imagination and creativity in crafting their campaigns promoting Idaho potatoes with Kraft Cheese Whiz and Ranch Dressing.

    Grand prizewinners, listed below, received cash prizes ranging from $1,250 for first prize, while 100 honorable mention entrants received $100 each. All told, 115 display contest cash prizes were awarded totaling over $21,000, plus 15 match prizes for category managers, while 30 ad contest cash prizes totaled $6,000.

    This year's top IPC display contest winners are:
    1-5 cash registers

    1st/$1,250
    Chris Baldwin
    Rivertown Market IGA
    New Richmond, Ohio

    2nd/$1,000
    Diane Nellis
    Sureway
    Henderson, Ken.

    3rd/$750
    Charlotte Anderson
    Gary's Food Town
    Laurel, Neb.

    4th/$500
    Shirley Anderson
    Osage City Food Center
    Osage City, Kan.

    5th/$250
    Dan Goodrich
    Portage Lakes IGA
    Akron, Ohio

    6-9 cash registers
    1st/$1,250
    Dave Yencsik
    Shop 'n Save
    Weirton, W.Va.

    2nd/$1,000
    William Such
    Kash N Karry
    Holiday, Fla.

    3rd/$750
    Shawn Parce
    Viking Village Foods
    Reedsburg, Wis.

    4th/$500
    Chris Groves
    Cub Foods
    Peoria, Ill.

    5th/$250
    Terrence Culver
    Publix
    Ft. Pierce, Fla.

    10 or more cash registers
    1st/$1,250
    Dave Rings
    Kroger
    Columbus, Ohio

    2nd/$1,000
    Kenny Marske
    Schmitz's Economart
    Spooner, Wis.

    3rd/$750
    Gary Parmer
    Landis Supermarket
    Perkasie, Pa.

    4th/$500
    Gisela Derstine
    Landis Supermarket
    Telford, Pa.

    5th/$250
    Brent Reed
    Hy-Vee Inc.
    Indianola, Iowa

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