The world's largest ketchup bottle turns 63 this year, and you're invited to help celebrate. The 14th annual World's Largest Ketchup Bottle Festival, Birthday Party and Car Show is set for tomorrow in Collinsville. Mike "The Big Tomato" Gasman, who is the event's organizer, says it was the efforts of the ketchup bottle preservation groups that saved the landmark roadside attraction from the wrecking ball in the mid 1990's.

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There will be plenty to do at this year's celebration, including live music, a car show and more. They play old-fashioned birthday party games, including musical chairs and a hula-hoop competition for the kids. The family fun kicks off at 10am. For more information, log on to this story at for a link to the festival website.

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