Possum Drop 2010! Pics I wasn't joking! :)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Pumpkinpup, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I live in a small rural farming type community where everyone seems to have a sense of humor.
    On New Years Eve everyone gathers in the square at Historic Possum Snout (now called Tallapoosa) and wait for the lighted ball with Spencer, the official mascot, inside it, to descend slowly down the pole. This is the signal that the NEW YEAR has begun!!! There are live bands, and you have to go to the Hillbilly Cafe for a corndog, chili and some ribbon fries!
    I mentioned this event last year in a thread about the chicken swap in Cedartown but I think some of you thought I was just pulling your leg. [​IMG] Well, here you go, the actual write up in the Tallapoosa Journal for 2010! ENJOY!

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    http://www.wsbtv.com/vj/22103037/detail.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I sure do miss the south. [​IMG]
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    It is dead oppusum right ???? If so thats kinda funny if not thats kinda sad...
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:I do believe you have just added to tourism dollars for your state...... [​IMG]
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
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  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    And you have to get the souvenir boggin in camo pink or real tree with the embroridered cartoon likeness of spencer and the words "Possum Drop '10 Tallapoosa, GA" on it!
    A funnel Cake and some real sweet tea is a must as well [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  7. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:I believe Spencer is a dead possum that the town borrows from a local taxidermist each year for the event.
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    ok i'll bite, what's a "boggin" and why does it come in pink camo?
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:toboggin, knit hat.
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:toboggin, knit hat.

    Your right, I'd have to get that, then immediatly fly home to san fransisco to show it to people.
     

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