ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — New York City has the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. In Michigan, there’s the pasty drop.
It’s pure Upper Peninsula.
The Daily Press says a replica of a very large pasty, made with wire and lights, will be dropped at midnight in Escanaba for the second consecutive year.
A pasty is a baked pastry commonly filled with meat and potatoes and made popular by miners who emigrated to Michigan decades ago. It’s still a popular food. Escanaba, 140 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, also is planning fireworks Wednesday night.
Organizers hope to make the pasty drop an all-day event in the future.