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A Holiday for One and All: National French Fry Day Comes to Boise

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If Idaho has a patron crop, it's potatoes, and the greatest thing you can do with a potato is about to get its day. On Saturday, July 13, Boise will celebrate National French Fry Day. In order to help people appropriately celebrate this amazing holiday, parties across Boise have been planned.

Simplot is practically synonymous with french fries, and the potato giant is getting the festival started a day early, on Friday, July 12, with a huge fry-off, deep frying 2,000 pounds of fries an hour and serving them to the public for free from 4-7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring donations for the Idaho FoodBank, and donations of $15 or more will land givers a “FryIdaho” t-shirt.

The celebration doesn't end at JUMP. The Gyro Shack will hand out a free regular fry with any purchase on Saturday, July 13, and Boise Fry Company will offer $1 small russets all day on Saturday. The second-annual Lamb Weston National Fry Day Celebration at the Albertsons Market Street in Meridian will hand out fries from noon-4 p.m. All donations will go to the Idaho FoodBank and “I Love Fries” t-shirts will be available.

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