Potato Festival celebrates roots

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  • | 4:00 a.m. May 26, 2011
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Mashed, baked or fried — no matter how the potato is cooked, it is a staple crop in Flagler County and remains an important agricultural feature and icon of the county’s history.

For the third year, the Bunnell Chamber of Commerce, the city of Bunnell and the Bunnell Community Redevelopment Agency came together for the annual Potato Festival, featuring the inaugural Bunnell Centennial Parade.

The event, which featured county- grown potatoes for food and play, also crowned three spud-tacular contestants in the Miss Potato Pageant.

Hannah Blevins took home the title of Miss Potato, ages 8 to 10, while Lexi Wright was crowned Potato Princess, ages 4 to 7. Baylee Rogan was named Tater Tot in the 1 to 3 age division.

Bunnell City manager Armando Martinez was thrilled with the turnout at the event.

“The fact that you see everyone here from different counties and neighboring cities just proves that Bunnell is the crossroads to Flagler County, and we’re very excited about the event.”

For more photos from the Potato Festival, click here.



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