Countdown to Noon 2014

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;

2014 12 31 Ball Drop 1 2014 12 31 Ball Drop 2 2014 12 31 Craft 2014 12 31 Decorating the Ball 2014 12 31 Noisemaker 2014 12 31 Waiting crowd 2014 12 31 Waiting for Countdown 2014 12 31 Waiting Happy Hat 2014 12 31 Waiting Kids Closeup 2014 12 31 Waiting Looking Up