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An Ohio village is celebrating New Year's Eve by dropping a 233-pound popcorn ball

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 15:24:32-05

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — An Ohio village's annual tradition of the giant New Year’s Eve popcorn ball drop is back, but this year it’s bigger and better.

Every year, the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop creates a massive popcorn ball to drop at midnight to ring in the New Year.

The shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, retired Ms. Poppy, the popcorn ball used last year, and replaced it with "Hugh Mungus." The new popcorn ball six times bigger than Ms. Poppy, weighing more than 233 pounds with a diameter of 5 feet 10 inches.

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The giant popcorn ball awaits the dropping on NYE.

The ball will drop from a 50-foot flagpole on Chagrin Falls Triangle.

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The giant popcorn ball awaits the dropping on NYE.

A team constructed the popcorn ball using local Ohio-grown popcorn, butter, sugar, glucose, water and fiberglass resin. The foundation of the popcorn ball was made out of six kiddie pools.

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Left to right , Demario Craig, Mike Raymond, Rob Schwind, Dewey Forward at the Chagrin Falls Kitchen.

Visitors who want to see the popcorn ball up close can go to Chagrin Falls for the ball drop with festivities beginning around 11:15 p.m.

This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty on WEWS.