The January 28th meeting will feature a program of Ohio/local beers and sodas. This will be a club participation with many club members sharing their collections. I would hope to see a variety of very early sodas/beers all the way to the 50’s with the painted label sodas. Refreshment break will be pizza. Get your latest Mansfield news and pick up your Mansfield raffle tickets at the meeting.
The long awaited announcement was made by Louis Fifer (FOHBC Conventions Director) that the 2018 FOHBC National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio Bottle Club will be the host club. Read the announcement. After exploring other sites including Toledo, Sandusky, Columbus and Akron; Cleveland emerged as the leading site with a very strong offer and very attractive dining/activities within walking distance from the hotel. The team of Louis Fifer, Matt Lacy, John Fifer and Alan DeMaison received unanimous approval from the FOHBC Board of Directors on the proposal.
It is with great sadness that the OBC has learned that Jerry Haymond, milk bottle collector and dealer has passed. Jerry was a familiar face at all of our meetings, bottle shows and flea markets. Jerry was known for his hat that he always wore. Jerry was a pioneer in milk bottle collecting and he will be missed.
The OBC wishes all the collectors a happy New Years filled with good health and a few bottles for your collecting. Just received the digital Findlay and Kalamazoo newsletters for January 2016. Fun to start the new years reading about bottle collecting. The FOHBC Virtual Museum is establishing the first portable photographing site in Ohio. It will take a few months of work to perfect the method, but what a step forward in the hobby. Don’t forget the Muncie Fruit Jar show on January 10. Check out the weather reports and make plans to attend.