Has anyone out there attended the "Possum Drop?" My family and I went to Brasstown, NC for New Years, and they have this family-friendly celebration (no alcohol) and it was really fun! New York drops the Ball, Atlanta has the Peach Drop--well, North Carolina has the Possum Drop! It was hilarious. They don't hurt the Possum (yes, it is alive!). They hoist it from a crane and slowly lower it to the ground at midnight. There's lots of other stuff, too--the local Baptist pastor asks a blessing on the New Year, and the church choir led the crowd in a sing-a-long of all the old hymns. There were fireworks, and food, and all kinds of stuff. It was small town America at its best!! We all had a great time.