Pasco spud eater wins Potato Man of Year title

MOSES LAKE -- Sticking to an all-potato diet for 60 days has earned Chris Voigt the National Potato Council's Potato Man of the Year honor.

The award was presented to the Pasco man last weekend at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas. It goes to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to represent the industry.

Voigt is head of the Washington Potato Commission. He ate nothing but potato dishes for a 60-day stretch last fall to demonstrate that they are healthy and not junk food.