keep on happening
for the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle. There’s just never a dull moment
around here! Try as we might, it’s actually become difficult to keep up
with everything! Ever since we started the publicity for the Catsup
50th birthday party celebration, the momentum keeps going and going and
going... just like that ol’ Energizer Bunny!
from the Food
Network in New York, called for Catsup Bottle photos to use in his
program “Food Today.”
in an Omnivorous World" by Alan Ridenour is published by Santa
of Water 2000: the Past, Present, and Future shows our Catsup
among 60 other water towers on its cover. The fun feature article
is titled “170 Foot Tall Catsup Bottle Doubles as Water Tower.”
Brett Bosard was writing his masters thesis on roadside architecture
wanted to include the Catsup Bottle. The Society of Commercial
has relocated its headquarters into the Popular Culture Department at
Green University in Ohio.
issue #30 features the Catsup Bottle and the Preservation Group on its
cover and a multi-page article titled “Town Saves Catsup Bottle…
Bottle Saves Town” inside. The article was penned by Mike Gassmann.
The editing duties were handled by Teri Dunn and Randy Garbin took care
of all the graphic design chores. (Although Randy was the publisher of Roadside,
he was also the chief cook and bottle washer!
the up and coming ad agency based in Vancouver, Washington, called to
the Catsup Bottle in one of its new campaigns.
magazine featured a brief article about the Catsup Bottle called “Fries
with that?” which was submitted by our ol’ friend, Roma Diedrich of St.
Clair Shores, Michigan.
the new Illinois
Tourism campaign “Right Here Right Now,” Jocelyn Brumbaugh of Chicago’s
WGN contacted the Collinsville Convention & Visitors Bureau on
May 9th. A big thank-you goes out to Mayor Stan Schaeffer and City
Diane Meyer for participating in the interviews!
includes a photo of the Catsup Bottle and pens a brief article titled
Roadside Attraction” by Lisa Ko, Yahoo! Magazine shows a
of our attraction. It refers you to the Internet to “learn where to
at the gargantuan.”
Mike Castelli, informed us that he caught the Catsup Bottle on the ZDTV
program “Internet Tonight” that had a clip about roadside attractions.
party celebration was mentioned on KSDK Channel 5’s “Show Me
Louis” program with Dan Buck. It’s a great half-hour of television - so
if you can’t watch, tape it at 3:00!
Jubilee radio program, Joni Harwell and Dianne Summers called
they wanted to hear that the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle really did
new and exciting
way to share the Catsup Bottle with the community and the world, the
Bottle Lady Judy DeMoisy, hatches a plan to place a giant, 16 ft tall
Claus decoration on the Catsup Bottle during the Christmas holidays.
novel idea was met with great enthusiasm around town, but the Catsup
Preservation Group wanted nothing to do with it. And for the time being
refused to provide any support.
Club of KLOU 103.3, broadcast live from the Catsup Bottle the
of June 29th. Their show promoted the upcoming birthday party and also
kicked off the fund-raising for the Santa Claus decoration project.
Karen Kelly, Diana Kay, and everyone else, (including the great folks
the Hostess/Wonder Bread store!) were a blast to work with and
major help to our efforts!
celebrates the 51st birthday of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle!
Bottle water tower is certified as having historical and architectural
significance to the City of Collinsville. It is placed on the
register of historic places and designated as a historic landmark.
the Collinsville High School chorus sang at the Statue of Liberty in
York, taking along a poster of the Catsup Bottle with the intent of
on the Today Show!
of the Catsup
Bottle water tower, Larry and Jim Eckert, recently received the
prestigious “Electronic Commerce Award” from the US Air Force for the
service they provide. Not only are these guys one of our larger local
they run a great business and it’s wonderful to see them get the
News, Marty Hair’s article “Pour-Trait of a traditional American
appears. This was a Knight-Ridder Newspapers piece that appeared around
• The Collinsville
Fest Committee creates posters and merchandise featuring the
Tower of Catsup” to promote their event. The concept utilized some
magic to merge the Catsup Bottle and the Tower of Pisa into a really
Murray, in County
to County magazine, features an article about the history of the
Bottle and her intimate childhood relationship with french fries and
catsup! One of the “tangy-est” pieces we’ve read in a long
It was a nice touch, Kelly, thanks! And your magazine looks great!
creator of Zippy the Pinhead, includes the Catsup Bottle in his
October 13th strip entitled “Tangy Encounter.” Zippy is distributed by
King Features Syndicate and appears in over 200 newspapers nationally.
45th wedding anniversary of Tom and Barbara Johnson of Alton,
A wonderful event in and of itself, but what Barbara wrote to our
friend Sid Hiken makes it seem all the more special! Her note read in
“We remember our trip to acquire our marriage license. The Justice of
Peace gave us ‘the newlywed package’ containing sample food items. The
only product I remember is a bottle of Brooks catsup. The reason I
so well is that it still has a permanent place in our refrigerator. It
has moved with us to five different cities over the years. I can not
discarding it after all this time.” Well, Barbara, we can’t either!
to you and Tom, and best wishes for another 45 years together!
• The American
Works Association granted the “Water Landmark Award” for
in the history of public water supply. The nomination was turned in by
Judy DeMoisy and Bob Frank, head of the Collinsville Water Department.
This tid-bit of information gets picked up by an "Offbeat News"
wire service and is broadcast around the country.
Independent features a nice article by Casey Wiegand titled “It’s
zany as it is renown, and it’s in Collinsville.”
gang at Roadsideamerica.com
in Middletown, New Jersey is featuring the Catsup Bottle in it’s latest
project. It will be a roadside attractions map published in conjunction
with a major automobile company. Details to come soon - sounds cool!
issue of the Catsup
Bottle News newsletter is published... FINALLY. We know, we
know, we know. It's supposed to be a quarterly publication. But hey,
worth the wait!