Giant domino drop coming New Year’s Eve

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Andalusia Tourism and Relocation Committee has added a new event this year on New Year’s Eve.

A celebration is planned for the court square beginning at 10:30 p.m.

The event, chaired by committee member Gwen Kelley, will feature local musicians and will conclude with a giant domino drop from the Timmerman building at midnight, complete with fireworks.

“I suggested that we try this this year,” Kelley said. “I sit at home on New Year’s Eve and watch the ball drop in New York on Eastern Standard Time. We decided to do something similar and we hope Andalusians will all go out and enjoy it.”

Bob Brooks will emcee the event. The Dixie Dandies will open the show at 10:30 with jazz music, and they will alternate with Christian Wosilek and his band.

Spiced cider and hot chocolate will be served.

The committee is working with several engineers to develop the lighted domino to be dropped at midnight.

Tourism and Relocation committee member Martha Duggan said “This is not just for Andalusia. We want the whole county to participate, and we hope to make this an annual event.”