Cause when I think New Years, I think three-foot tall, thirty-pound wooden flea

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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?

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