We all know about the ball in New York, but some cities think outside the box when deciding what to drop on New Years. Here are a few of my favorites:
Bangor, Maine will drop a beach ball decorated with lights
Baltimore Maryland will drop a disco ball.
Duluth, Georgia – a disco ball called the Soaring Spirit Ball is raised
Terre Haute, Indiana will drop watermelons
Atlanta will drop an 800-pound peach.
Port Clinton, Ohio is dropping a walleye fish.
Mount Olive, NC will drop a pickle
Hershey Pennsylvania will drop a Hershey’s Kiss.
Tallapoosa, Georgia will drop an opossum
Kokomo, Indiana – an aluminum 70-Pound Ball with 34,000 lights is dropped
Vincennes, Indiana – watermelons are dropped
Havre de Grace, Maryland – a wooden duck is dropped
Black Creek, North Carolina – a large red heart represents “A Small Town with a Big Heart”.
Brasstown, North Carolina – The Possum Drop. A plexiglass pyramid containing a living opossum is lowered from the roof of Clay Logan’s convenience store. The possum is turned loose at the end of the celebration.
Elmore, Ohio – a sausage will be dropped
Cincinnati, Ohio – a flying pig is “flown” – not dropped, confirming there is at least one occasion “when pigs fly”.
Akron, Pennsylvania – A purple-and-gold shoe is dropped
Beavertown, Pennsylvania – a beaver is dropped
Cleona, Pennsylvania – A pretzel is raised
Frogtown, Pennsylvania – A frog is dropped
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania – A lollipop is dropped
Ickesburg, Pennsylvania – A french fry is dropped
Mobile, Alabama – A giant electric Moon Pie is raised
Flagstaff, Arizona – A pine cone is dropped from the balcony of Weatherford hotel.
Key West, Florida – A large ruby slipper, with drag queen Gary “Sushi” Marion inside is dropped
Easton, Maryland – A crab is dropped
Ocean City, Maryland – A beach ball is dropped
Eastover, North Carolina – A three-foot tall, thirty-pound wooden flea is dropped
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania – Two pickles are dropped
Lebanon, Pennsylvania – A 100-pound stick of Lebanon Bologna is dropped
Richland, Pennsylvania – A cigar is dropped
Bartlesville, Oklahoma – An olive is dropped
What do you think Columbus should drop? A Diesel Engine, maybe?