Pa. town to drop giant nail on New Year's

7-foot-tall wooden nail a homage to defunct mill, officials say


This sounds like an accident waiting to happen.

Instead of the traditional ball, a town in Pennsylvania plans to drop a giant nail on New Year's Eve this week.

Artists in West Fairview constructed the 7-foot-tall nail out of wood, the Sentinel reported.

Weighing in at 50 pounds, the nail is meant to commemorate the now-defunct Harrisburg Nail Works, a local mill that once employed many residents.

West Fairview is also celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2015.