A town near Philadelphia is to be the site where a giant mushroom will be displayed on New Year’s Eve. It happens to be the mushroom capital of the global village and is all set to snatch the crown from the familiar Times Square celebrations.
Kennett Square lies in the vicinity of Philadelphia. While it does not appear to be extraordinary at first sight, in actuality there is a lot more to the place than meets the eye. It is the one area in the world where the maximum number of mushrooms is grown. They are for consumption by people both home and abroad.
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The fungus capital of the world, Kennett Square is about to showcase its specialty in the shape of a gigantic mushroom made of stainless steel on the occasion of New Year’s Eve. It will weight in excess of 700 pounds and will measure 8 feet by 7 ½ feet in length and width respectively. And a construction crane will have the bulbous lit-up toadstool slowly descend into the Square on December 31st.
The crowds of people which are slated to gather will be a challenge to the throngs which accumulate in Times Square around the same time. The countdown to midnight when the New Year begins will be a fun-filled event alright. The Borough Council gave its final stamp of approval to the plan on Monday.
Things are all set to proceed and the excitement of Americans knows no bounds. The plans had been some time in the making. As more and more community members collaborated things took shape till the present decision of a giant mushroom display was finalized. Safety will be taken into consideration since the over-sized mushroom will be lowered and not dropped.
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Source: The Unionville Times