Hundreds gathered on north Madison Street at midnight to watch the Walleye Drop for what might be the last time. Wylie 2 fell for 2014 and Don Clemons, Chairman of the Walleye Drop Committee, says he hopes that Wylie 3 will be able to ring in the New Year for 2015. Right now the committee is looking for an artist who works with metal or fiberglass that might be able to help accomplish this goal.
There was a great turnout for the 2014 Walleye Drop where the crowd frolicked in the snowflakes and rang in the New Year. Wylie the Walleye was there handing out bead necklaces and Mayor Vince Leone was there to rally the crowd.
For more information about the Walleye Drop or to contact the Walleye Drop Committee regarding constructing Wylie 3, visit www.walleyedrop.com or www.walleyemadness.com.