Mechanicsburg's New Year's Eve Wrench Drop
The result of an Eagle Scout project by Mechanicsburg Area School District graduate Sheldon Rodgers, Mechanicsburg dropped its first wrench on New Year's Eve in 2004. The galvanized steel wrench commemorates the borough's founders — mechanics who settled in the area to make and repair wagons that were traveling west after crossing the Susquehanna River in the early 19th century. The town celebrates the New Year from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with the annual drop of a wrench in front of the Washington Fire Company at 53 E. Main St.
Activities during this community family-friendly event include:
- CFmoto quad raffle ticket sales ($10 each or 3 for $25), commemorative wrench sales, and a silent auction @ Buhrig Funeral Home Covered breezeway.
- Music by our DJ Robert Arbogast and a live glass blowing demonstration @ Buhr'g's Gathering Place. The artist will have glass-blown items for sale.
These events will end around 11:30 pm and the event will move outside to the Washington Fire Station area for the drawing of the quad raffle ticket, music, and the lowering of the wrench at midnight.
Afterward, attendees may take pictures by the wrench after it is lowered and stabilized.
Food trucks will be available on the street and Eckels Ice cream Parlor will be open for refreshments. New year's Eve trinkets will be offered by RD Entertainment.