Produce from the sky drops to celebrate the new year

Produce from the sky drops to celebrate the new year

Boise has the Idaho Potato Drop, Vincennes, Ind., has a watermelon drop, Kennett Square, Pa., drops a giant mushroom and now Yuma, Ariz., has a unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

The second annual Iceberg Drop in Yuma features a giant illuminated head of iceberg lettuce, a fitting way to celebrate the area’s status as the U.S. winter production capital of leafy greens and vegetables.

The Iceberg Drop, with the tagline “Lettuce Celebrate,” received some media attention, appearing on a USA Today list of five “most surprising drops” this New Year’s Eve.

In Boise, revelers will be celebrating the seventh annual Idaho Potato Drop, with a giant spud lowered by a crane. Vincennes will have its 12th annual celebration by dropping 20 watermelons onto a “splatform” to welcome the new year. This will be the seventh year for Kennett Square, Pa., to drop its giant mushroom.

 

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