About 260 people braved the cold and blustery morning weather to attend the 2014 Countdown to Noon celebration.
Activity started as soon as the doors opened at 10:00 am with people bustling in and moving into the Great Lakes Room to make noise makers, hats and to decorate the giant ball. At about 11:45 am, museum program facilitator Anne Drake hung the ball and gathered the crowd for the Noon dropping of the ball, which has become a Museum tradition over the years.
At Noon, the ball (and a TON of balloons) dropped with the assistance of volunteer Erick Drake and staff Martha Belfour. Thanks Erick and Martha for making the day a fun time for everyone!
Here are pics of what you missed if you weren’t able to attend;