Hudson Valley Bottle Club scores record results

| 30 Aug 2018 | 06:51

MARLBORO — Local musician, historian and Marist college freshman Alex Prizgintas became the president of the Hudson Valley Bottle Club back in July.
A month later on Aug. 19, he prepared for the first Mid-Hudson Antique Bottle Show (search “Hudson Valley Bottle Show” in YouTube for a virtual visit).
This show, the 31st for the bottle club which began in 1973, set two records; the club sold 68 tables and had more than 200 people who paid to attend. During the show, bottles, ephemera and small tabletop antiques being discussed, debated, bought and sold.
“We could not have been this successful without the help of my very talented colleagues in the club," Prizgintas said in the press release detailing the show. "Show chairman Mike Stephano and his wife Peg are both an enormous help when it comes to managing the show, and our secretary Wini Hulsair along with her sister Liz both did an amazing job as with every year manning the front admissions desk.
"I am glad we exceeded expectations," the club president added, "but I envision an even greater future for the club and its annual show. The Hudson Valley Bottle Club Show is well on its way to becoming a noted regional event.”
Essentials• If you are interested in learning more about the history of glass and the Hudson Valley Bottle Club, why not join.
• Membership is $10 per year and meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Marlboro Presbyterian Church in Marlboro.
• For more questions, contact Alex Prizgintas at 845-774-9856.