Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Farewell 2012!   Hello 2013! 
Many towns in our area lower an item during the count down to the New Year.  Hummelstown lowers a lollipop. York drops a white rose.  Harrisburg lowers a strawberry and Dillsburg has a "pickle drop".  In Mechanicsburg we have a Wrench Drop since our town was named for a settlement of mechanics who repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 1800's.  The celebration, held on downtown Main Street was originated by local Mechanicsburg Area School District graduate Sheldon Rodgers for his Eagle Scout project.
Happy New Year!

5 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Nancy. May 2013 bring many blessings! ~ Phyllis

La Tea Dah said...

That's a neat idea! I don't think our town drops anything. Maybe it is time to introduce the idea!

Martha said...

Happy New Year to you too. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your mother's book in 2012.

Marilyn said...

Now this is something I didn't know. A Wrench Drop, how fascinating! Happy New Year to you and all your family.

Angela McRae said...

A Wrench Drop! Now THAT is clever!