5 Unusual Ways of ‘Dropping In’ the New Year

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Times Square is certainly what comes to mind for most people when referring to watching the big ball drop. But for some folks around the country, they’ll be elsewhere watching other things dropping from the sky.

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Mushroom Drop – Kennett Square, PA

Ring in the New Year with a giant, sparkling mushroom!

The 700 pound mushroom will begin its slow decent from approximately 100 feet in the air from Bob’s Crane Service just minutes before midnight. The 7 ft wide, 8 ft tall, fully lit, stainless-steel mushroom will drop from the sky on New Year’s Eve in the Mushroom Capital of the World – Kennett Square, PA.

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 Marshmallow Peep Drop – Bethlehem, PA

Part of this 5th Annual PeepFest to ring in the New Year includes the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit Peeps® Chick. Bethlehem is the corporate home of Just Born Inc., the manufacturer of the bright yellow, chick-shaped marshmallow candies popular in Easter baskets.

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Hershey Kiss Drop – Hershey, PA

Pennsylvania is the state with the most New Year’s Eve drops and this one will be no stranger to many. Appropriate for the town, a huge 300 lb 12 foot high will be raised three stories by cable at midnight on Chocolate Avenue, of course, then dropped in hopes of ringing in a sweet new year.

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 Cherry Drop – Traverse City, MI

Many residents of Michigan will ring in the New Year in Downtown Traverse City with live music, food vendors, and then watch an enormous lit cherry drop from the sky as they count down to 2014.

Wylie Walleye Drop – Port Clinton, OH

Since Port Clinton is the walleye capital of the world, it is only natural to have a fish drop from the sky on New Year’s Eve. This is part of the annual Walleye Madness at Midnight activities where you will find street vendors, unique shops, many foods to feast on including a fresh perch and/or walleye sandwich prepared by the experts at the Port Clinton Fish Company, and buy that one-of-a-kind Wylie Walleye item. Live entertainment also abounds on this shipping bay of the Port Clinton Fish Company.

At midnight, “Wylie” drops, followed by a fireworks display.

No matter how you ring in the new year, we at Portage News wish you a 2014 filled with good health, good friends, and a full daily dose of Positive Local News!!

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