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Flashy new ride for boss Sweet Potato Queen

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Jill Conner Browne has taken delivery of her own version of the "Popemobile" -- a Honda Odyssey van with her likeness plastered on the sides. Jill Conner Browne has taken delivery of her own version of the "Popemobile" -- a Honda Odyssey van with her likeness plastered on the sides.

You don't have to wait until spring to see the most famous Sweet Potato Queen of all riding down the road.

Jill Conner Browne has taken delivery of her own version of the "Popemobile" -- a Honda Odyssey van with her likeness plastered on the sides. It's to promote the annual Zippity Doo Dah weekend, which includes the world-famous march of the Sweet Potato Queens, followed by all their "Wannabes."

The Boss Queen says she'll have to make sure she drives carefully, now that everyone will know who's inside.

"This is the Patty Peck Honda Zippity Van," she says. "Patty Peck Honda has made this available to us for the year to help promote the Zippity Doo Dah weekend in Fondren, which will come up March 21-24, all in benefit for Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. So look for me around town!"

In addition to a parade, the Zippity Doo Dah weekend will feature a Color Me Rad 5K race, with color bombs exploding as runners make their way around town.

Last year's festivities raised about $50,000 for the Batson hospital.

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