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  • Every New Year's Eve at the stroke of midnight, my neighbor Ferd drops a silver-painted hoppity-hop ball from a utility pole on our town common. Residents dart out of their homes in the cold to laugh, watch the ball drop, light sparklers, and throw bird seeds.

    I love how the event pulls us out of our homes and onto the common. At the Montague Ball Drop, you can hear and feel our town's goofiness and joy.

    Photo by Chris Wise
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