Did You Know…

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The Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball came about as a result of a ban on fireworks. The first ball, in 1907, was an illuminated 700-pound iron and wood ball adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs. Today, the round ball designed by Waterford Crystal, weighs 11,875-pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is bedazzled with 2,668 Waterford crystals.

Throughout the year, visitors to Times Square in New York City write their New Year’s wishes on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. At the end of the year, the wishes are collected and added to the one ton of confetti that showers the crowd gathered in Times Square in celebration of the New Year.

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Various versions of the New Year’s Eve Ball

Sources: www.balldrop.com, http://patch.com/new-jersey/hackettstown

Did You Know…

history-of-times-square-ball-drop

The Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball came about as a result of a ban on fireworks. The first ball, in 1907, was an illuminated 700-pound iron and wood ball adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs. Today, the round ball designed by Waterford Crystal, weighs 11,875-pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is bedazzled with 2,668 Waterford crystals.

Throughout the year, visitors to Times Square in New York City write their New Year’s wishes on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. At the end of the year, the wishes are collected and added to the one ton of confetti that showers the crowd gathered in Times Square in celebration of the New Year.

NewYearsEveBalls
Various versions of the New Year’s Eve Ball

Sources: www.balldrop.com, http://patch.com/new-jersey/hackettstown

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At the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. 

It is in this spirit we say…thank you and best wishes for the holidays.  May the magic of Christmas stay with you the whole year.