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November 21, 2013

Twin Cities ball drop back on

Rotary Club adds funding, volunteers for New Year's Eve event

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Tonawanda News — However the ball drop itself, which normally descends from a building owned by former Mayor David Burgio at 15 Webster St., may instead be lowered from a crane in the middle on Sweeney Street.  

“We’re going to scale it down a little bit,” Maier said. 

But with 1,500 to 3,000 attendees each of the last several years, Maier said keeping the ball drop going was important for local businesses and the overall character of the Twin Cities despite a few less functions, adding that fireworks are still part of the plan to ring in the New Year. 

“The Rotary (Club) is committed to making these communities a better place,” said JoAnn Mierzwa, Rotary president. “It seemed like a sad thing if the ball drop didn’t happen.” 

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115. 

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