man winter kept Santa Claus grounded in 2000 with single-digit temps,
winds, and 30 below zero wind chills. Folks were happy to see ole St.
make it to the Catsup Bottle this year.
A big thank
you goes out to these fine folks for helping to make the
ENTERPRISES (Catsup Bottle owners):
Bottle Santa possible:
& HERR FUNERAL HOMES: for paying the bills while we raised money.
309 & PYRAMID ELECTRIC: for providing the power source for Santa.
& REINNECK COATINGS: for the installation.
& COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: for raising $1276.
HIGH SCHOOL: for donating $135.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: for raising nearing $100.
CHARTER & TOUR: for donating $100.
for contributing $50
box of "No Monkey Business" monkeys!)
BOTTLE PRESERVATION GROUP: for contributing $500.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB: for a live KLOU radio broadcast.
BREAD: for help with the radio broadcast (and a case of beanies!)
eternal cooperation and support!
John Swistak Jr. ©2001 Collinsville Herald Journal
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