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New Year’s Eve 2016 will not be your typical “Crystal Ball Drop,” in Downtown Perry. Yes, it’s true, New York City may host the Apple Drop where over a million people gather to watch as a large, lighted apple descends upon Times Square, and Georgia’s own Atlanta will host the pride of the Peach State’s Peach Drop at Lennox Square. However, here in Perry, we were thinking something more original.

Inspired by the creativity of Lebanon, PA, home of the Giant Bologna Drop, and Brasstown, NC, where a live possum drops at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year, we sought something unique that we could lay claim to. We looked west to our neighbors in Mobile, AL, and admired the Moonpie they so proudly venerate each New Year’s Eve, and as we thought and searched our hearts, it became clear: We Will Drop…a Buzzard!

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Despite the rain, the 4th Annual Perry Buzzard Drop was a success!

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The Perry Buzzard Drop is still scheduled to take place this evening. The Perry Fire Department is watching the weather and should we have to cancel we will advise via Facebook. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 4th Annual Perry Buzzard Drop is set and ready for the New Year's Eve celebration on December 31st in downtown Perry on the courthouse lawn.

Sweetwater Junction will take the stage at 9pm.

As a reminder personal heaters, coolers, outside alcohol, glass bottles, and pets (unless service animals) are prohibited.

The event will have food and spirit vendors on site.

The event is free to the public. A courtesy shuttle will begin at 10pm to take residents home within the city limits of Perry.

The Buzzard Boogie Dance Contest will be held during a band break at 10:30pm. The winner will receive a cash prize of $100!!

Come out and meet Bob the Buzzard as he rings in the new year with us!!

See you downtown on New Year's Eve!!! Happy New Year!!
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