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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Top Ten: Pottsville



OK.  This one is cheating a tiny bit.  It was taken in the last minutes of 2017.

My New Year's Eve assignment was in Pottsville, where a giant Yuengling Lager bottle was hoisted to the top of a flag pole in Garfield Square.  The bottle is at the top of the pole in this photo.  That blast of light at the bottom is an LED sign that ticked down the seconds until midnight.

If you remember, temperatures were in the single digits as the area was in the middle of a prolonged cold snap.  Many communities canceled outdoor events on New Year's Eve.  Not Pottsville!  People arrived late and left early-- but they still came out to watch the bottle raising.

This was my first time working with WNEP photographer Faye, and it was great fun.

I had a great time, and it was a wonderful way to start 2018.