On New Years Eve, 2009, we went downtown to witness the first Pelican drop in Pensacola. Many cities have famous drops (like the New York City ball drop and the Atlanta peach drop). Pensacola took after the theme by building a large lighted pelican to drop at the stroke of midnight.
My mom and Susan’s mom were able to join us. The festivities included dancing for the children. Several of the local mascots were at the party. At 8 o’clock the children lit the Pelican. We left shortly afterward. Mom watched the Pelican drop on television at midnight. Susan and I were out celebrating with friends at midnight.
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