WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year’s Eve and bicentennial
celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.
ticks down Wednesday night. Local artists constructed the nail out of wood.
The 50-pound symbol pays homage to the defunct Harrisburg Nail Works, a local mill that once employed
many residents. West Fairview is across the Susquehanna (suhs-kwuh-HAN’-uh) River from the state
Organizers say the event will also serve to commemorate the town’s 200th anniversary in 2015.
The inaugural nail drop joins a host of creative New Year’s Eve traditions in neighboring towns, such as
the dropping of a giant wrench in Mechanicsburg and a huge pickle in Dillsburg.
Information from: The Sentinel, http://www.cumberlink.com
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