Odd Items To Be Dropped To Ring In 2014

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Courtesy: Mount Olive

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- From the pickle to the possum drop, North Carolina has its own unique way of ringing in the New Year, but what about the rest of America?

We found a number of states that have their own unique items that are lowered to celebrate the New Year.

  • Mount Olive, NC: A 3 ft. lighted pickle will be lowered from a 45 ft. flagpole at the corner of Cucumber and Vine streets.
  • Brasstown, NC: A possum will be lowered in a box from a pole outside of a convenience store.
  • Port Clinton, OH: The city will drop a 20 foot, 600 pound walleye, a type of fish.
  • Bethlehem, PA.: A 25-pound fiberglass Peep will be dropped from a crane.
  • Presque Isle, ME.: A giant sardine will be dropped to honor the city's historic sardine fishing and canning past.
  • Atlanta, GA.: An 800-pound peach will ring in the New Year along with a giant candy M&M that's new for 2014
  • Plymouth, WI: An 80-pound decorated wedge of cheese will descend from 100-foot ladder truck.
  • Flagstaff, AZ: A 6 ft. 70 lb. lighted pine-cone will be lowered from the Weatherford Hotel.
  • New Orleans, LA.: The French Quarter will lower a Fleur de Lis to ring in the New Year.
  • Mobile, AL: A huge Moon Pie will be lowered from a building.
  • Key West, FL.: A giant conch shell will be dropped at a popular bar.

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