Collinsville’s 5th edition
"Hometown Phonebook 1999-2000" honored the Catsup Bottle on its cover.
The phone book is produced by Eagle Publications and is
by the Collinsville and Caseyville Chambers of Commerce.
writer Ellen Warren interviewed “The Catsup Bottle Lady” for her column
entitled “The Inc. Spot.”
Bottle Preservation Group begin to question the future. Discussions
about the new "Fan Club" and the "50th Anniversary Birthday Bash."
members voice their displeasure about the continued marketing and
of the Catsup Bottle. Members also decide to not be a sponsor of any
Catsup Bottle celebrations.
stand is set
up at the Catsup Bottle on July 5th to offer merchandise. Local
gave great coverage for the day which really helped bring out the
It was fun to see many holiday visitors and travelers stop by! People
for weeks afterward inquiring if shirts were still available.
Policy Productions, Inc. of Palisades, New York, arrived to shoot
segment of “The Main Stream,” a documentary featuring as its host
writer Roy Blount, Jr. Award-winning Producer/Director Roger
and his crew were fun to work with and we all had a fantastic time -
thanks for dinner, too!
in-flight magazine, American Way featured an article on ketchup
and added an article about the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle titled;
Want Some Fifty Foot Fries with that?” Rob Brinkley writes, “Taste the
thrill by visiting www.catsupbottle.com.”
of Lark Books in Ashville, North Carolina, came across our web
and wishes to include the Catsup Bottle in a culinary classics series.
They have written about cheeses and sausages, and are now publishing a
series on pickling!
AM1120 radio called to include us in his column for St. Louis
magazine. He also requested a copy of Wade McCormick’s “Catsup Bottle
so he could play it on his radio show!
Palmer, of KSDK
Channel 5 in St. Louis, was working on a new series for the station
and called to see if we were interested in having local Catsup Bottle
meet him for an interview. “Show Me St. Louis” brought local author
Feldman and the camera crew to meet us there August 16th. Jody has
a book entitled "CitySmart Guidebook: St. Louis" that features free
to do in and around St. Louis. Interviewer Heide Glass talked with
of the Catsup Bottle Group. Thanks to city councilman Mike Bartsch who
came to represent the city and brought his children.
7th, Brian Baily
from WEEG radio, Eagle 97.3, called from Saginaw, Michigan. He
certainly impressed with our efforts to save the Bottle and thought it
was such a “cool idea… I love catsup,” he said. The folks in Michigan
understand our efforts as they continue to save their local lighthouse
landmarks. They have really shown us lots of interest and support over
Rita Pulley, came to us to buy 50th Anniversary Catsup Bottle Bubbles
her daughter’s August 14th wedding! Next to the bride and groom, they
a real hit with the guests!
27 issue of
Springfield’s State Register Journal features a Katheryn Rem
entitled “Off the Beaten Track in Illinois.”
John Shimkus’ office, included Catsup Bottle souvenirs in a gift basket
representing the great state of Illinois. She also included a bottle of
Brooks Rich & Tangy Catsup, courtesy of Bethel-Eckert Enterprises
Larry and Jim). We were well represented in “The Children’s Inn
auction and fundraiser held in Washington, D.C.
• The "Rally
Heartland" national RV tour made a stop at the Catsup Bottle on the
morning of Sunday, September 5th. The father and son duo of Kent and
Taylor of Federal Heights, Colorado, were the guests of Doral
on the cross-country adventure. Also visiting were Chuck Mattina and
Bates of Quixote Marketing Group in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was
a fun time filled with interviews, reporters, TV cameras, and
It was exciting to see so many folks come out morning. The day was
off with a get-together at Hurricane’s Bar & Grill downtown.
21st a group
of ladies from the Deaconess Auxiliary toured our area and
to stop by the bottle. Charter Action Tours bus company suggested that
Verna Neibert of St. Louis call us for more information on our Bottle,
which we gladly sent her!
author of "Big Rigs, Elvis & The Grand Dragon Wayne" included a
reference to us in his essay about communities and their water towers
“You Are Here.” Another of his books, "Why they killed Big Boy,"
a great story of a company that makes huge advertising icons like Big
• The Orlando
“Get Out” section featured an article “Weird on the Web: Thinking
Living Large” that included the Catsup bottle.
Commission of the City of Collinsville recognized the Catsup Bottle
Tower as a local landmark. It is one of six in the first set of
to be legally designated by the city.
28, St. Louis
radio station Z-107.7 leaves their Scavenger Hunt clue #4 at
Catsup Bottle. It read, “You are at the right place, but you have found
the wrong clue. There’s still a long way ahead. We’re waiting for you.”
Well, we’re not sure what that was all about, but we were glad to be a
part of it!