Tonawanda News


January 3, 2014

New partnership makes for one smooth ball drop


Tonawanda News — “And it looked like we timed it out really well this year, for a change.” 

(The timing of the drop, which has been notoriously quirky since its inception, has become something of a running joke amongst organizers.)

Fire Chief Charles Stuart of the City of Tonawanda had been a little apprehensive about the wind factor heading into New Year’s Eve, but lauded the crew who showed up to help with the drop. 

“We had to get a little technical with the ropes and pulleys, because the wind was really whipping up there,” he said, but at midnight, “everything was right on the money.”

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