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208 Redial: Boise River Festival's artful porta-potty competition

Former KTVB reporter John Miller found that the "arta-potties" were a hit with festival-goers who wanted to join in on the competition.

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise River Festival brought thousands of people to Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks for a week-long event from 1991 to 2002. 

With such a massive event, organizers had to make sure there were enough porta-potties for everyone. Turns out, Boiseans found a unique and artful way to decorate the orange plastic restrooms.

Former KTVB reporter John Miller found that the "arta-potties" were a hit with festival-goers who wanted to join in on the competition. 

Jon O'Donald, one of the festival-goers, painted the woods on one porta-potty in about 45 minutes. However, he did leave a bear out of it. Other portable restrooms were painted with astronauts, buses and a castle. In total, ten porta-potties were painted for the Boise River Festival.

Editor's Note: Watch the video above for the full story.

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