Senior Producer, CNN On-Air Promotion
2010 could not have started in a better way than with the people, and one very large sardine, of Eastport, Maine.
I joined 150 residents and tourists in downtown Eastport to ring in the New Year with the dropping of a Maple leaf at 11 p.m. and the dropping of a sardine at midnight.
They were both lowered from the third story window of the Tides Art Institute and Museum which puts on the event. The maple leaf is for the town's Canadian neighbors and the sardine represents the history of fishing and canning in Eastport.
Smiles and the sounds of "Oh Canada" and "Auld Lang Syne" filled the night air as families and neighbors filled the streets. This southerner was met with open arms and open hearts by the folks of Eastport.
For anyone looking for a unique experience to ring in 2011, put Eastport, Maine and The Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop at the top of your list.
Filed under: New Year's Eve 2010
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