X

Pennsylvania Town to Drop Huge Nail on New Year's Eve

Nearby towns also drop huge wrench, giant pickle
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Pennsylvania Town to Drop Huge Nail on New Year's Eve
Stock photo   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion. The Sentinel reports that West Fairview plans to drop a 7-foot-tall nail as the clock 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 River from the state capital. 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. (Read more New Year's Eve stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X