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15 objects dropped on New Year's Eve

Preparations for New Year's Eve in Atlanta, including for the Peach Drop, were underway. (WSB)
Preparations for New Year's Eve in Atlanta, including for the Peach Drop, were underway. (WSB)
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Updated: 12/31/2013 7:52 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. (WSB) -- For a quarter-century a giant peach has signaled a new year in downtown Atlanta and 2014 won't be much different, except this year the peach is joined by a giant M&M.

Peachdrop organizers say the M&Ms peanut will reveal a colorful surprise after the drop is made so stay tuned. It's probably the biggest Peach Drop surprise since Tito Jackson.
You can watch the Peach Drop live at Underground Atlanta on Tuesday night. If you are staying home watch it on Channel 2, on wsbtv.com or any of our apps.
Meanwhile we found some other items that may be cooler than a peach that will be dropped or hoisted across America on New Year's Eve.

The Possum Drop - Tallapoosa, Georgia

Stuffed by a local taxidermistSpencer the Possum, drops on New Year's Eve. The town was originally named Possum Snout.

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To-Go Cup  - Savannah, Georgia

This is the first year a to-go cup will be raised in Savannah. Once the six foot cup is high above River Street there'll be fireworks. 

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Watermelon Ball - Vincennes, Indiana

An 18-foot, 500 pound watermelon drops on New Year's Eve then releases real locally-grown watermelons.
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Sardine  - Eastport, Maine

A sardine crafted by a local sculptor drops on New Year's Eve signifying the area's fishing industry.
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Wooden Flea - Eastover, North Carolina

This giant wooden flea signifies the community's original name - Flea Hill.

Acorn - Raleigh, North Carolina

Nicknamed "The City of Oaks", Raleigh will drop this 900-pound copper acorn.

Sausage - Elmore, Ohio

Billed as "The wurst event of the year," the sausage drop is celebrated only once every five years. See this tube of stuffed meat again when we ring in 2015.
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Walleye - Port Clinton, Ohio

It's the 17th year a walleye has dropped on the Lake Erie shore. The walleye capital of the world has a celebration that includes walleye chowder, sandwiches and of course walleye popcorn.
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Hershey Kiss - Hershey, Pennsylvania

What else would they drop in Hershey?

Pickle  - Mount Olive, North Carolina

The Mt. Olive Pickel Company drops this celebratory cucumber down a 45-foot flagpole.
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Music Note - Nashville, Tennessee

The Music City has a huge bash on Broadway culminating with the drop of a music note.
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Deuce of Clubs - Show Low, Arizona

This playing card is also the name of the main street through town in Show Low.
City to drop a card for New Year’s Eve

Grapes - Temecula, California

Celebrate New Year's Eve in wine country with a giant light up bunch of grapes.