Happy New Year 2022!

We want to say THANK YOU to all of our amazing sponsors: Grown in Idaho, Idaho® Potato Commission, Pet IQ, White Claw and KTVB to name a few. This event takes time and effort to put on and we could not do it without our wonderful sponsors, staff and spec”taters”! HAPPY NEW YEAR
Photo credit Erika Holmberg

Vietnam National

Date Collected Feb 14, 2021 6:14 AM MST
Category National
Source BaoGiaothong
Est. Audience 95,464
Market Vietnam
Language Vietnamese

Potatoes (US)

“On New Year’s Eve, people in downtown Boise, USA will welcome the new year by dropping a giant sphere simulating a potato from the sky. Over 40,000 spectators came to see the 400-pound “GlowTato” lighted inside.”

Vietnam National

Yes we do!

Bizarre but brilliant facts about your state

Okay. . . we already like the title, please tell us more. “Idaho: there’s a unique New Year’s tradition
The iconic Times Square New Year’s ball drop is one of the most famous traditions when it comes to ringing in the New Year. However, Boise residents have found a more unique (and more state-appropriate) way to welcome 1 January. Since 2013, thousands of spec-taters have gathered at the Idaho State Capitol every year to watch the Idaho Potato Drop – a giant, illuminated GlowTato is lowered from above as the clock strikes midnight. We’d expect nothing less from Idaho.” Okay MSN lifestyle we could not agree with you more! Thank you for releasing this article in New Zealand, India and Singapore. We know they love potatoes and IDAHO!!!

Idaho Number 1 Slang Term?

Can You Guess the Most Popular Slang Term in Your State?


Okay we think this is just, cool! We made the most popular slang word for Idaho!!! That is right “Potato Drop”.

BestLife online article that is distributed to 380,565 people.


Boise Rescue Mission

Joining us as our September’s non-profit Mountain America Credit Union, and the winner is. . . the Boise Rescue Mission!!! This non-profit does so much for the community. We need their support and they need ours, now more than ever as we navigated through these tough times. Thank you so much for joining us this year we are so pleased that we get to work with you!


“Founded in 1958, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to meeting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of homeless and addicted individuals in the Boise and Nampa, ID areas. Our sole purpose is to see the lives of men, women and children in our community truly transformed.”

Winner of our first fall basket. . .

Congratulations Darlene Concannon, you won the first give away our beautiful fall basket. It is so cool that you follow our event all the way from Revere, Massachusetts. We would like to share Darlene’s words about winning the #fallbasket “I’m so excited. . . I’m so glad to be your lucky winner. You people are awesome!! Thank you again I’m super thrilled”. We are super thrilled that you won!!!


Your basket is on the way!



Idaho Association of the Deaf

We are pleased to announce our Mountain America Credit Union August Non-Profit Winner, Idaho Association of the Deaf!

Their mission is to Unite. Protect. Educate. and Serve. Idaho’s deaf community. The developer who coded this website for the Idaho® Potato Drop is hard of hearing. She has been coding for Key Design Websites for over ten years.

This wonderful association is here:

1. To unite, in one harmonious organization, any deaf and hard of hearing Idahoans who show an interest in the welfare of the deaf and hard of hearing.

2. To promote and protect the education, economic, social, welfare, and citizenship rights of any deaf and hard of hearing citizens of Idaho.

3. To affiliate with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and to support its objectives and bylaws.

Wish Granters

We are so excited to announce our July non-profit winner WISH GRANTERS! Wish Granters was founded in July 2010 by Doug Raper. Doug received several requests for wishes for adults while working with a children’s wish organization. It was then that he decided to start an organization that would grant wishes to those bravely dealing with a terminal illness but who did not qualify for a wish from any other organization. The first wish granted was on December 17, 2010, to a gentleman diagnosed with ALS. His wish was for a helicopter ride, which he was able to do with his wife and two sons.

Thank you for join us in the Mountain America Credit Union Family Tent for New Year’s Eve 2020-2021!

Newest Non-Profit June Selection Camp River Run!

We could not be more excited to announce our newest non-profit selected by the community. Thank you Mountain America Credit Union for sponsor the family tent that allows these non-profits a chance to interact with the community and promote their mission statement.
CAMP RIVER RUN thank you for selected the community nomination!

Camp River Run’s Mission:

Inspired by nature and flowing with optimism, we offer children who are battling life-threatening or disabling medical conditions an outdoor camp experience to rejuvenate their youth and strengthen their spirits.


We are so excited to announce our community nominated non-profit for May 2020, CAMP LOLO. They will be joining us this year in the Mountain America Credit Union Family Tent. Camp LOLO (Loss Of a Loved One) is a bereavement camp for children 6-17. They provide a safe environment where children can learn valuable coping skills.

Camp LOLO is a two-day camp held annually for children and teens struggling with grief over the Loss Of a Loved One. LOLO stands for Loss of a Loved one. One of the many needs that grieving children have is to be with others of their own age with similar grief and loss experiences.
Experiences of grief and loss are most often unsettling and even disorienting. The loss of a cherished loved leads to changes in the survivor’s life that are recognized with time. In such a life experience, the grief recovery needs of children can either be minimized by adults or perhaps misunderstood.

Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Transition, reflects that sometimes what grieving children need most from adults is an awareness that it is OK to talk about their feelings and play out their emotions. If their suffering is avoided, denied, or repressed by adults around them, the children can feel very abandoned at a time when they most need the presence of loving adults.

We are so excited to partner with them this year and share their wonderful message and mission with the community.

April Mountain America Credit Union Non-Profit

We are so happy to announce the winner of our community elected non-profit for the MACU Family Tent this year.

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones. ISPH listens supportively to callers, empowering them to look at options and come up with their own solutions.

Bustin’ Out of Boise

We are so pleased to announce the community selected non-profit for March, Bustin’ Out of Boise! We cannot wait to partner up with them to promote their wonderful mission, to fill the gap by providing a range of services from home cleaning to childcare for women undergoing cancer treatments.
We could not be more pleased to have such a wonderful non-profit to link up with. Please take the time to check them out. You can also donate to Bustin’ Out of Boise through Idahogives.org until May 7, 2020. They will be in the Mountain America Credit Union Family Tent for 2021 so make sure to stop by say hi and get to know more about about this wonderful local non-profit.