Between 50 and 100 people gathered at the suspension bridge over Carroll Creek in Frederick at midnight to watch the city’s first key drop to ring in the new year. The event was organized by the Civitan Club of Frederick, which hopes it will become an annual event.
Here is more about the making of the key from the Gazette:
“We’ve been up to Dillsburg where they drop a pickle, and Lebanon where they drop a salami,” said Jeff Fishman, who came up with the idea with some friends. “Just last year, we were in Easton [where] they drop a crab, so we came up with the idea of dropping the key.”
Fishman said the Civitan Club of Frederick is the primary sponsor for the project, which will drop the 5-foot key at the suspension bridge over Carroll Creek behind the C. Burr Artz Library on New Year’s Eve.
To build the key for New Year’s Eve, the Civitan Club enlisted the help of students in the Maryland School for the Deaf’s construction technology course.
“Nobody has apparently ever done it,” he said. “What more appropriate symbol for Frederick? … We’re planning on it to be a long-term thing and be able to do it every New Year’s Eve. Hopefully, in future years we’ll do it bigger and better and get sponsors — maybe have fireworks.”
Anyone go see the Key Drop last night? Snap some photos?
P.S. the Frederick Civitan Club’s Market Street Masters Indoor Mini-Golf Tournament is next month and they are looking for sponsors.