Times Square with a Heartland Twist
Happy New Year! As we take on 2018, we decided to leave 2017 with a bang here in the Heartland of New Jersey.
Hammonton is a family-oriented town in Atlantic County, New Jersey. It is located directly in between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The close-knit community is described as a great place to live, work and play. Hammonton, New Jersey is the blueberry capitol of the world. As a tribute to what Hammonton is known for, the town decided to bring in 2018 with its first ever ‘Blueberry Drop’ in front of Town Hall during the inaugural Hammonton New Year’s Eve Bash.
Located in Downtown Hammonton, the community celebration took place from 10:00p.m-12:30a.m on 100 Central Avenue. The free, outdoor event featured a covert pop live party band, live fire spinning performances, food, free giveaways, live video streaming, a town clock countdown and the giant blueberry ball drop.
The event was sponsored and coproduced by local businesses and corporations being: MainStreet Hammonton, the Eagle Theatre, the Kathedrat Event Center, Spellcaster Productions, and Miller Farms. These businesses continue to keep the town lively by providing a variety of things to do. The great entertainment and events these places and services provide, maintain a positive and interactive community for the people of Hammonton to enjoy. A generous amount of support for the event was also received from Yoos Tree Service, 80 South Productions, Bri-video, Affairs at Home, the Town of Hammonton and the Hammonton Police Department. With all of these helping hands working towards the success of the event, you can gain a strong sense of family that has been established in the town of Hammonton. The entire community worked together to make the first inaugural Hammonton New Year’s Eve Bash possible, which was showcased through the amazing turn out of the event.
The mastermind behind the ‘Blueberry Drop’ is a Hammonton local, Kevin Rodio of Spellcaster Productions & Event Services and Kathedral Event Center. Kevin donated 100% of his time and equipment to create the giant blueberry-colored ball, that dropped as a part of the inaugural Hammonton New Year’s Eve Bash. The giant blueberry was built 10 feet in diameter, ranging close in size with the famous ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square. This gave the Heartland of New Jersey; a New York City feel with a South Jersey twist!