Shamokin, Northumberland County - It's called the Coal Drop. Suspended high above downtown Shamokin is huge lump of coal, or something that looks like a lump of coal. Every year hundreds gather in downtown Shamokin and enjoy music, good food and good times with friends who want to celebrate the New Year. Just like what you see in Times Square, when midnight approaches, members of the fire company lower the coal behind a stage and lights come on to tell everyone the new year has arrived. Today workers were preparing the site, shoveling snow, checking the lights, and making sure everything is ready for the big moment. The Mayor believes this ten year tradition is the best way to honor the coal region's past as they celebrate the future.