Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Possom Drop

I just found this picture from the famous New Year's Eve Possom Drop at the Citgo station in Brasstown. My friend and I attended that year. It was packed as shown here...over 1500 people from Ga. S.C., Tenn and N.C. and farther. It was a blast. Hot cocoa and cider available free all evening. At a few seconds before midnight the count down began as the possom, in his gilded cage, was slowly lowered to the ground. The evening concluded with a spectacular fireworks. Only in the mountains.

3 comments:

Glenda C. Beall said...

I was there once at the Possum Drop. Cold, cold, but fun.
Now I'm like Fanci, curled in front of the fire on New Year's Eve.
Love that photo.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Shirley,
Clay Logan is a fantastic storyteller and has a lot of fun sponsoring the Possum Drop. It's a unique mountain way to welcome the new year.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The Possum drop is a lot of fun but, like Glenda, it was cold the NY Eve we attended. Clay puts on a wonderful show. We loved the jokes they told.
Sam