Wednesday, June 27, 2007

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Gets Its Own Birthday Bash

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) - The folks in Collinsville, Illinois, are having a saucy birthday party July 8th – for a giant bottle of catsup.

That’s because the city is home to “The World’s Largest Bottle Of Catsup,” which is turning 58, and the red hot locals want to sing the condiment’s praises.

The 170-foot roadside attraction has become the town’s beloved landmark and was part of a Brooks Catsup bottling plant where many of the town’s residents once worked.

To honor the tasty catsup that has given so much to their town, the locals are hosting the 9th Annual Catsup Bottle Summerfest, where they plan to sing a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” to the bottle.

Event spokeswoman Judy Demoisy says the festival will feature chefs who will participate in a taste testing contest where they’ll have to determine which catsup is truly Brooks Tangy Catsup.

In addition, an artist will be unveiling the world’s smallest catsup bottle to the crowd, but Demoisy insists there will still be plenty of catsup to go around.

Says Demoisy: “We love all condiments, but catsup will always have a special place in our hearts.”

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