Welcoming in the New Year

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is preparing to welcome in the New Year.

The 27th annual ball drop in downtown Marquette will take place Thursday night outside of the old Savings Bank building at Front and Washington Streets. The tradition brings out a large crowd to welcome in the new year.

“We have several thousand people that come to the downtown area,” said Marquette DDA Promotions Coordinator Tara Laase–McKinney, “Washington Street and Front Street are just jam–packed with people. It’s something that people grew up doing and now they bring their kids to and it’s a great tradition. It’s a wonderful place to spend your New Year’s. There’s a lot of great bars and restaurants in the downtown area that will be doing things for New Year’s.”

Workers at the Marquette DDA expressed their gratitude to JP Electric and the owners of the Savings Bank building for their volunteered time and efforts.

On Tuesday we’ll tell you about a fun way to bring in the new year ‘Yooper Style’ in Delta County.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.