Town to Drop Giant Toadstool to Ring in 2015

A local town known for its mushrooms will ring in the New Year with a giant replica of the famous fungus.

After a popular debut in 2013, the eight-foot wide, seven-foot tall fungus will return for another New Year’s drop during a celebration filled with music, food and fun.

The 500-pound, stainless steel toadstool will be lowered from a crane Dec. 31 as residents of Kennett Square, Chester County, Pa. count down to the New Year.

Kennett Square calls itself the mushroom capital of the world because area farms account for about half of U.S. mushroom production.

The event begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until 12:30 a.m.

Many nearby shops will be open and parking will be available at the Kennett High School parking lot and Exelon parking lot. Additionally, there will be shuttles to and from parking lots at Broad and State Streets.

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