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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.

Despite the bologna’s smaller size, Godshall’s still donated roughly 200 pounds of Lebanon Bologna to local rescue missions, as it did in previous years.

The bologna was attached to a disco ball unit, provided by E&E Metal Fab.

The bologna hung from a metal unit that weighed 35 pounds and includes 32 LED lights. This disco ball structure will be used in future bologna drops.

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.

A police officer adjusts the metal unit after its LED lights were activated.

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.

Capello stands at the DJ booth at 6:59 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m., the bologna was lowered, accompanied by a countdown.

Check back in December for the 2020 bologna drop!

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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