The annual New Year’s Bologna Drop in Lebanon is a tradition going back to the turn of 1998. This year, an earlier drop at 7:00 p.m. was added to the tradition.
Read More: The history of Lebanon’s Bologna Drop
This mini-drop was added largely for families with kids, so that they could experience the bologna drop without staying out past the childrens’ bedtimes.
LebTown covered the 7:00 p.m. mini-drop, and here’s what we saw.
From 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., the roughly 20-pound bologna was available for public viewing, next to a table covered in Godshall’s products.
The bologna was attached to a disco ball unit, provided by E&E Metal Fab.
At 6:37 p.m., the bologna was first raised.
However, it was lowered shortly after at 6:40 p.m. so the metal unit’s lights could be turned on.
At 6:53 p.m., the bologna was raised once again for a crowd of around 50 people.
At around this time, DJ Rich started providing music for attendees.
Leading up to 7:00 p.m., City of Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello introduced the mini-drop.
At 7:00 p.m., the bologna was lowered, accompanied by a countdown.
Check back in December for the 2020 bologna drop!