COUNTDOWN TO 2019!
Don’t drop the ball on New Year’s Eve! Our friends at Country Woman shared these unique “drops.”
Indiana is home to more than 7,000 acres of watermelons, so the folks in Vincennes lower a 500-pound, cardboard-and-foam-covered steel watermelon. Once it’s close to the ground, it opens, dropping real watermelons onto a large “splatform” as fireworks erupt. vincennescvb.org
In Mobile, Alabama, the New Year is rung in Mardi Gras-style with a second-line parade featuring a brass band and floats. MoonPies are thrown from the floats and a 600-pound electric MoonPie drops from the side of a building at midnight. mobilenewyear.com
The community of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, wasn’t named for pickles. The midnight drop of a 6-foot papier-mache pickle is a nod to its first settler, Matthew Dill. dillsburg.com/events