Southeast Bottle Club

Southeast Bottle Club
August/September 2004 Newsletter

Topics in this Newsletter (click topic to jump there):
Book Corner Planned Events Membership Status Memphis TN Expo Norcross GA Show
Raleigh NC Festival Recent Finds Raleigh Club Member Ads Show Calendar

Southeast Bottle Club
Editor: Reggie Lynch
Click to see close-up We welcome articles, stories, finds, and pictures for upcoming issues of the newsletter. All past newsletters are stored on the club web page for quick and easy reference, so there is no need to print them (save a tree instead). Information within this newsletter may be reprinted as long as credit is given to the source.

The Southeast Bottle Club is a non-profit organization serving the Southeastern United States. All meetings and events are open to the public, so drop by and check us out. We hope you'll consider joining the club. Club members receive the monthly newsletter via Email or postal mail, run free text ads in this newsletter, and participate in all the fun and benefits the club has to offer. Free Email-only membership is also available - just request it.

Book Corner - Brunswick GA Blob Top Bottle Book

Fred Cook recently released this 12 page booklet entitled A GUIDE TO BLOB TOP SODA AND BEER BOTTLES OF BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA. At left is a color picture from the book (the rest are B&W). For each bottle listed is an illustration with measurements, rarity, color, and stopper information. To order, mail $7.00 (that price includes postage) to Fred Cook, 126 Sutherland Dr, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Planned Events for Southeast Bottle Club

The Southeast Bottle Club sponsors an annual show, a spring and fall festival, and other events each year. Here's the list of upcoming events:
  1. Sunday Nov 21, 2004 9am-3pm: the 3rd Annual Greensboro Bottle, Insulator & Collectibles Show & Sale in Greensboro NC. Have already sold more tables for this show than last year, and this year we have expanded advertising and will even have a feature spot on two area TV stations. This year's later date avoids previous conflicts with the Pittsburg PA and Elkton MD shows. Full details at

  2. Saturday April 9, 2005 8:00am-3:00pm: Raleigh Spring Bottle Festival outdoors on the lawn at the NC State Fairgrounds. Full details at:
Click to visit the BAM Magazine web page

The club maintains a web page directory where we publish a list of antique shops that help us promote our bottle events by allowing us to place flyers in their shops. This page is located at:
Contact us if your are willing to distribute bottle event flyers in exchange for a free listing on this web page directory.

Membership Status for Southeast Bottle Club

The Southeast Bottle Club does not require membership to receive its newsletter by Email or to attend any of its events. The newsletter is distributed free by Email to encourage more bottle collectors to participate in the events sponsored by the club and the other clubs in the Southeast region. But paid membership is encouraged to help support the many activites sponsored by the club. So why not consider joining today? Click here for the online membership application, or for a printed copy just fill out the application on the inside of the back page of each newsletter. Remember that paid members can run free ads in this newsletter, and when you consider the newsletter is distributed to over 3,600 collectors, that's pretty cheap advertising for your bottle dollars.

Thanks to these new members who recently paid dues to join the Southeast Bottle Club: Russ Smith - Hopewell VA, Troy Stantliff - Summerfield NC, John Groves - Rome GA, David Weaver - Hanover PA, John Yunkun - Mechanicsville VA, Coleman Pridmore - Concord NC, Clifford Pelton - Las Cruces NM, Paul Terban - Reston VA, Chris Cleaveland - LaGrange GA, Charles Hamrick - Lexington NC, Lewis Sutton - Mechanicsville VA, Dennis Reed - Gainesville FL, Bill Peek - Cedartown GA.

and thanks to these collectors who recently renewed their membership: Rohrs Keith - Glen Allen VA, Bob Jochums - Duluth GA, James Byrd - Winston-Salem NC, Richard Kelley - Lyons NY, Eric Taylor - North Hills CA, Corky Shore - Lewisville NC, Ken Scroggin - Madison AL, Jimmie Wood - Denver NC, Geneva Greene - Langley SC, Howard King - Denver NC, Ken Nease - Claxton GA, JB Young - Apex NC.

Show Report

This section provides reports on any recent shows, auctions, or other events where bottles were sold. If you are going to a bottle show that Reggie plans to attend, please bring your show & tell bottles so he can photograph them and publish in this newsletter. If you attend a show in the Southeast and want your pictures/story shown here, then just submit your info and we'll publish them.

Memphis TN Expo August 2004

The Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) and Memphis Bottle Collectors Club held a successful Expo in Memphis TN for 3 days August 13-15. The Expo is a special event held once every four years. This Expo had 371 sales tables, 23 displays, informative seminars, book signings, a live auction and even a few Elvis sightings. Special thanks are due to show chairman Gene Bradberry, outgoing president Ralph Van Brocklin, and incoming president John Pastor and a host of others for putting on a world class show.

Reggie Lynch, of the Southeast Bottle Club, was elected as Southern Region director of the FOHBC. If you or your club haven't joined the FOHBC yet, it certainly is worth your participation. The FOHBC publication, Bottles and Extras, is an excellent magazine with educational articles by leading bottle collectors. Editor Kathy Hopson does a first rate job on the magazine, and the color pictures are a big plus.

Below are some pictures from the Expo. To see all the pictures taken, click here.

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Incoming FOHBC president John Pastor of Ada MI discussing bottles with another collector.
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Collective display of bottles by the Memphis Bottle Collectors Club included desirable Memphis items in various categories.
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Jimmie Wood of Denver NC won "People's Choice" for his awesome display of ACL sodas from NC and SC.
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Scott Berry of Lewisville NC and John Wood of Danielsville GA show off some very odd Pepsi bottles. Click to see close-up of Scott's square Pepsi and John's bulb Pepsi.
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Carl Sturm of Longwood FL displayed his collection of half-pint historical flasks.
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Joan Cabaniss of Huddleston VA and Jerry Jones of Pleasant Garden NC promoting the Antique Poison Bottle Collectors Association.
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Outgoing FOHBC president Ralph Van Brocklin of Johnson City TN shooting a video of the Expo that will be available to FOHBC clubs.
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Terry McMurray of Kirkwood NY with a nice offering a bottles in all categories.
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Jim Hall of Gurnee IL had an incredible offering of colored historical flasks.
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Bernie Baldwin of Brunswick OH with a nice offering of bottles.

Norcross GA Show Aug 2004

The Southeastern Antique Bottle Club presented its 34th annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale in Norcross GA on Fri/Sat Aug 27-28. Done in conjunction with the Pride of Dixie Antique Show, there was a good crowd on hand to shop thru the 60 dealer tables of antique bottles. Hats off to show chairman Jack Hewitt for another job well done.

Below are some pictures from the show. To see all the pictures taken, click here.

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Butch Alley and show chairman Jack Hewitt.
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Ken Nease, Butch Alley, and Mike Newman.
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A few dealers gathered together doing what dealers have fun doing at these shows: "talkin' bottles".
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Some of the action on the show floor by Reggie's table.

Raleigh NC Fall Bottle Festival Sep 25, 2004

The Southeast Bottle Club hosted it's Fall Bottle Festival on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. Dealers filled 25 tables with plenty of bottles, and buyers find many bargains and nice additions to their collections. The weather was perfect, making this outdoor event very enjoyable for all.

Below are some pictures from the festival. To see all the pictures taken, click here.

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Jackie Tyree brought in this set of 2 and 5 gallon Manchester Va Distilling whiskey jugs that were used by her grandfather.
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Jimmie Woods (left) chats with dealer Bill Owen.
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Dean Haley and Jimmy Caudill dealing bottles.
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Ken Nease and Rohrs Keith talk with shoppers.
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What festival would be complete without a dog wearing a pink tutu.
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Scott Berry offerred this whiskey with label for Cooper's / Laurel Valley / Corn Whiskey / by Wm. Young / Reidsville, N.C.

Southeast Bottle Club T-shirts, Caps, Tote Bags

Show your pride in Southeast bottle collecting by buying one of the t-shirts, caps, tote bags, or other items bearing the Southeast Bottle Club logo. These items can be ordered online at:
If your club would like to setup their own site to sell stuff with their logo, contact my wife Linda Lynch at Email

Recent Finds

This section includes recent items sold on eBay and other items shared by collectors. If you have a recent find to post here, or just want to share a favorite bottle, please submit info to the newsletter editor. Most pictures can be clicked to see the original full view before it was cropped to fit here.

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Early milk-bottle shaped EXCELSIOR quart fruit jar in an unusual green color sold on eBay by hoosierjar. The aqua glass insert is embossed "PAT'D AUG 8TH 1865".
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10" NEWS FERRY / LITHIA WATER / NEWS FERRY, VA. sold on eBay by wadad. News Ferry Virginia is located 5 miles from South Boston, Va.. Named after James New, who operated a Ferry across the Dan River. The water company was chartered in 1890.
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W.B. DAWSON / FINE WINES & LIQUORS / JACKSONVILLE, FLA. pint strap-sided flask sold on eBay by btlkaps.
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FUDGE'S CAFE / COVINGTON, VA. half pint strap-sided flask sold on eBay by mine2byors.
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Jug that reads Burwell & Dunn Co. / Wholesale Druggists / Charlotte, N.C. sold on eBay by anyfriend.
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Gallon jug stencilled S C / DISPENSARY with picture of palmetto tree sold on eBay by digerdd.
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Quart strap-sided flask embossed W.C. Perry & Co. / Wholesale / Liquor Dealers / Knoxville, Tenn. sold on eBay by skillet4u.
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Amber 8 1/2" label under glass for Hick's / CAPUDINE / LIQUID / HEADACHES, GRIPP, ETC sold on eBay by merchone.
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5 1/2" cobalt blue pharmacy bottle embossed MAXIMO M. DIAZ / DRUGGIST / YBOR CITY, FLA. sold on eBay for btlkaps.
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Pancake shaped English onion bottle with seal that reads Wm / Shiles / 1718 and pontil base sold on eBay by antiquityuk.
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5" pint size apple shaped White House with straight (not pour) lip sold on eBay by gran347.
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ACL Dr Pepper with vertical stripes sold on eBay by mefeline.
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Quart red ACL milk bottle with picture of Hi-Grade Sanitary dairy ice cream store Harrington, DEL on the front and Remember PEARL HARBOR / safe guard your country by doing you bit now BE PREPARED on the back. Base embossed HI-GRADE SANITARY DAIRY HARRINGTON, DEL. Sold on eBay by jksworldofgifts.
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2 3/4" smooth base cobalt blue cologne sold on eBay by garycarter777.
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Half-pint creamer embossed D.T. WRIGHT DAIRY / STAR, N.C. sold on eBay by barnyardjunk.
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Evervess Sparkling Water (a Pepsi-Cola product) sold on eBay by humabdos. The back says "Bottled by Pepsi-Cola bottling CO. / Wenatchee, Wash. / Contents: 12FL.oz.".
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Quart cylinder whiskey embossed in slug plate BERRY TATUM / WHOLESALE / & / RETAIL / GROCER / MONTGOMERY, ALA. sold on eBay by bottleglas.
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12 oz STEAMBOAT green ACL soda with picture of steamboat sold on eBay by 164atfish. Back has picture of an anchor.
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9" 1923 White House Sweet Cider quart flask with original label sold on eBay by urbanna.
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Yellow amber barrel-shaped bitters embossed OLD SACHEM / BITTERS / AND / WIGWAM TONIC with rare open pontil base sold on eBay by danlcat.
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Amber 4 1/2" pharmacy bottle embossed Hogg Hooks & Co. Inc. / DRUGGIST / RICHMOND, VA. sold on eBay by wadad.
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10" 1925 White House 1/2 gallon Vinegar Bottle with original label sold on eBay by urbanna.
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8 1/2" red art deco style jug with Speas Vinegar logo on each side sold on eBay by potteryfinder47. Niloak made only about 300 of these jugs in 1935-36.
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Pint GILBERDS IMPROVED {STAR} JAR with original lid and clamp sold on eBay by willowcreek-98.

Raleigh Show & Tell

Here are some pictures from the Sep meeting of the Raleigh Bottle Club. Click any picture to see a close-up. Note that the Raleigh Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more details, including directions to the meeting, see
Note: the new location of the club meetings is the Glen Laurel Clubhouse at 4330 Galax Drive in Raleigh.

Pictures from the Sep 2004 meeting:

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Ed Holland of Durham NC shows a threadless confederate egg insulator during his informative presentation.
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Donnie Medline shows a H.C. Harrison / Palace Saloon / Kinston, N.C. half pint strap-sided whiskey that he recently aquired.
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Ronald Hinsley shows one of the ink bottles he brought in for show & tell. Check out the miniature cobalt UNDERWOODS INK on the table.
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Reggie Lynch showed some local milk bottles that he recently aquired in a Durham collection: quart SILVER GLEN DAIRY / DURHAM / N.C., half pint CITY DAIRY / PHONE J-381 / DURHAM / N.C., and a quart S. OF. P. / WHITE'S / RALEIGH. The latter is known to be a NC bottle due to 1940 ads in Raleigh newspaper which also explained that "S. OF. P". stands for "SURE OF PURITY".

Member Ads

Text ads are posted here free of charge to paid Southeast Bottle Club members. Submit ad info to the newsletter editor for inclusion in the next newsletter. Ads run for 2 months, then must be renewed to continue. If your ad ran before and you want to run it again without changes, just request "repeat same ad".

To run a display ad in this newsletter, contact the newsletter editor. Ads can be submitted as a JPG picture attached to Email, or just mailed a printed copy. Note the inexpensive cost of running your display ad in the most widely distributed publication for antique bottle collectors:
Ad Size Single Issue Three Issues
1/4 page $40 $100
1/2 page $70 $180
full page $140 $350

  1. For Sale: I have collected over 160 inkwells/bottles including figurals pontils, etc. Many listed in Covill's. Would like to dispose of entire collection. Serious inquiries, only to Clifford at

  2. Buy/Sell/Trade: antique bottles and old paper items for Georgia. John Groves, 18 Rosemont Dr SE, Rome, GA 30161, phone (706) 232-3516.

  3. Wanted: John Ryan soda bottles and other Savannah Sodas. Please contact Dennis at:

  4. Wanted: North and South Carolina applied color label (ACL) sodas. Dandy - 12 oz - red & white - Raleigh NC; Big Nickel - 10 oz - green & white - Denmark SC; Buds - 10 oz - white (green glass) - Winston-Salem NC. Jimmie Wood, PO Box 808, Denver, NC 28037, (704) 483-0298.

  5. Wanted: Southern straight-sided Coca-Cola bottles and Alabama whiskey jugs, flasks & shot glasses. (256) 772-7483.

  6. Wanted: LaGrange GA embossed whiskey flask, pint or half pint. Email:

  7. For Sale: rare 1800's Chas. Lippincott soda fountain + 6 ft. refrigerated counter. Marble, onyx, alabaster, mahog.- manuf'd & signed in Philadelphia. Fountain is also personalized with Druggist's name on German Silver plaque above the spigots. Price: $27,000. For inquiries call 901-761-9507 anytime.

  8. Reward: paying $5000 ++ for ceramic Syrup Dispensers. Wanted round, urn & figural shaped dispensers with these names: ALMOND SMASH, Fan-Taz, SMACK, Viccola, MATTAY COLA, Afri Kola, DIXIE FLIP, Wineberry, JIM DANDY, Chero Crush, WOOL'S, Cherriola, etc. Also any literature & advertising. Call Toll Free 1-800-729-2723 days or call COLLECT 901-761-9507 anytime.

  9. Wanted: embossed beer bottles from anywhere. Blobs or crowns in any colors. Will offer trades or buy. Bruce Mobley, PO Box 163, Macon, MO 63552, phone (660) 385-6256, Email:

  10. For Sale: Between 4500-5000 ACL Soda Bottles, late 40�s to late 60�s. Bottles in good shape. $3500.00 for all. Call with any questions. Call (803) 793-0118 or write to Donald Diamond, 230 Dam Lane, Blackville, SC 29817.

  11. For Sale: 9" coffin flask. Email Gary at for pics and details.

  12. Wanted & For Sale: Always looking to buy old bottles, even whole collections. Especially older Coke, Pepsi, inks, blob top sodas, and NC whiskey flasks. Reggie Lynch, Email:, phone: (919) 789-4545. Check out my bottles for sale on the Internet and in booth 615 at Granddaddy's Antique Mall in Burlington, N.C.

Calendar of Events and Upcoming Shows

Also see Antique Bottle Shows which has year round listings and more links to sites with shows.

Nov 21, 2004
Greensboro, NC
Southeast Bottle Club's 3rd annual Greensboro Antique Bottle, Insulator, & Collectibles Show & Sale 9am-3pm on Sunday Nov 21, 2004 at the Farmer's Curb Market on 501 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC. Dealer setup 6am-9am, Early buyers 7:30am. Info: Reggie Lynch (919) 789-4545, PO Box 13736, Durham, NC 27709. Web:
Nov 21, 2004
Springfield, OH
The annual Heart of Ohio Bottle & Jar Show Sun. 9:30am-3:00pm at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center, U. S. 40 at I-70 exit 62, Springfield, Ohio. Info: JOHN BARTLEY, PO Box 53, North Hampton, OH. PH: (937) 964-8080, Email:
Jan 15, 2005
Jackson, MS
Mississippi Antique Bottle Club's 20th Annual Show & Sale Sat. 9am-4pm at the Mississippi Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi. Dealer setup Fri 3-9pm and Sat 7-9am. INFO: John Sharp, P.O. Box 601, Carthage, MS 39051, PH. (601) 267-7128, E-mail:
Jan 22-23, 2005
St. Petersburg, FL
Suncoast Antique Bottle Collectors Association's 36th Annual Show & Sale Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm at the St. Petersburg National Guard Armory, 35th St. at 3601 38th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL. Info: GEORGE DUEBEN, PO Box 11001, St. Petersburg, FL 33733, PH: (727) 393-8189, or CHRIS CUBE, PH: (727) 541-5229.
Jan 22, 2005
Allentown, PA
Pennsylvania Antique Bottle, Breweriana and Advertising Winter Show & Sale 9:30am-2:30pm, early buyers 8:00am, at the Merchant's Square Antique Mall, 12th & Vultee St., Allentown, PA. Info: MARK ZEPPENFELT, 4881 Cypress Street, Wescosville, PA 18106. PH: (610) 391-0271, Email:
Jan 29, 2005
Rome, GA
The Rome Bottle Club Annual Show & Sale, Sat 8am-3pm at the Rome Civic Center, Turner McCall Blvd, Rome, GA. Info: Jerry Mitchell, PO Box 475, Bremen, GA 30110, Phone: (770) 537-3725, Email: or Bob Jenkins, 285 Oak Grove Rd., Carrollton, GA 30177, PH: (770) 834-0736.
Feb 6, 2005
South River, NJ
New Jersey Antique Bottle Club (NJABC) 10th annual show Sun 9am-2pm at the Knight's of Columbus Hall, 88 Jackson St, South River, NJ. Info: Joe Butewicz, NJABC, 24 Charles St, South River, NJ 08882, or call Joe Butewicz (732) 238-3238, Email:
Feb 12, 2005
Sarasota, FL
The 19th Annual "Tail-Gators" Bottle Show sponsored by the Sarasota-Manatee Antique Bottle Collectors Assn., is scheduled for 9am-3pm Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the Florida National Guard Armory, adjoining the Sarasota County Fair Grounds, at 2890 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Info: Ed Herrold, P.O. Box 18928, Sarasota, FL. 34276. PH: (941) 923-6550, Email:
Feb 18-19, 2005
Columbia, SC
South Carolina Antique Bottle Club's 32nd annual Show & Sale Fri/Sat at Meadowlake Park Center, 600 Beckman Rd, Columbia, SC. Showtimes Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 9am-2pm. No early admission fee. Show located off I-20 at exit 71. This is the North Main St exit on Hwy 21. Travel north to the first stoplight after the intersection. Turn right on Beckman Rd and the gym is there on the right. This location is only 3/8 of a mile off I-20 which will make it an easy find. Info: Marty Vollmer, 1091 Daralynn Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 Phone: (803) 755-9410, Email: or Eric Warren, 238 Farmdale Dr., Lexington, SC 29073, Email:

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