Possum Drop 2013

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Possum Drop 2013

It's not too late to come out to Tallapoosa for the Possum Drop.  Every New Years Eve, Spencer teh Possum gets dropped from the highest point on Head Ave., in his possum cage.  

This year lots of vendors are set up, several businesses will be open, and the meet and greet will again feature local legend Rhubarb Jones of country music DJ fame.

If the possum drop is not your cup of tea, the West GA Mud Park in Tallapoosa will be having a fun time playing in the mud as they ring in the new year.

It's always a good time to go to Tallapoosa.


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Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
This looks cute. I guess here in Texas we could have an Armadillo drop!
Dec 31, 2012 08:01 AM #1
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

I have never heard of this one before, but my Mom is from Georgia, so I guess nothing would surprise me!

Dec 31, 2012 08:02 AM #2
CJ Johnson
David Weekley Homes - San Antonio, TX
Sales Consultant - Build On Your Lot @ DWH

What a great idea.  Wonder what other critters we could drop.  I be there are a few of us that would go for a husband drop...LOL

Dec 31, 2012 08:12 AM #3
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
I'm guessing the possum is well protected otherwise PETA or some other organization would be all over this event.
Dec 31, 2012 08:15 AM #4
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Karen:


Possum Drop.  How cool is that?  Please enjoy the evening and be safe.

Dec 31, 2012 08:50 AM #5
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Okay, now I've heard it all. I don't even want to ask how they actually drop the possum.

Dec 31, 2012 11:56 AM #6
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This looks like a good way to welcome in the new year.  All the best to you in 2013.

Dec 31, 2012 12:59 PM #7
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen, sounds like Tallapoosa is geared up for a lot of fun for the new year. Happy New Year!!

Dec 31, 2012 09:43 PM #8
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author


Cough drop.....? The word drop does conjure up some interesting thoughts. On second thought, I am going to DROP it

Dec 31, 2012 10:29 PM #9
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

This just sounds wrong somehow? I'm assuming there is more to the story...but funny tradition and very small town. Love it

Jan 01, 2013 01:56 AM #10
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

There are many variations to this tradition. . 

as long as no one gets hurt. .

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2013 05:39 AM #11
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Karen, I read this last night right before heading home. I stopped for ice cream on the way, but almost ran over a possum driving down my street. First time I've seen one in my 'hood in the 8+ years I've been there. Weird.

Jan 01, 2013 07:09 AM #12
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Hi all - I tried to respond earlier, but could not log on.  Thanks for the comments, and I hope everyone has a great 2013!!!

Paula - An armadillo drop would be awesome!  Armadillos have come to GA and we call them possums on the half shell.

Jeanne - We are in the hillbilly part of GA, so anything can happen!

C J - A husband drop...what a novel idea, but only if we can drop them on their heads.

Cindy - Spencer the possum is actually a taxidermied possum.

Brian - It is cool, and it was cold.

Tammy - Spencer the possum is taxidermied.  He does have a nice cage though.

Joan - all the best to you!

Michael - Thanks for the good wishes, all the best to you too.

Richie - a local resturant serves possum drops on the menu. Tthey are delicious!

Karen - The possum is a taxidermy mount, so no real possum is involved.  In the 1800's legend has it that Tallapoosa was named possum snout after a local Native American Chief who had a nose like a possum snout.

Fernando - It's pretty tame.  The Mud Bog New Years Eve event is a different story...

Eric - That is weird.  Maybe he was going for ice cream too.

Jan 02, 2013 08:59 AM #13
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

Okay, this is an interesting twist on an old tradition, but hey why not? As long as no one's getting hurt it's as good as anything else. 

Jan 06, 2013 12:29 AM #14
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Karen, I'm sure the Possum Drop was a Hoot!

Jan 06, 2013 04:11 AM #15
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Suesan - I like your attitude!!  If I were not an agent, I would liek to be a home inspector.

Thanks Connie.  Everything in Tallapoosa is a Hoot!

Hope you both have a great 2013

Jan 06, 2013 05:01 AM #16
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA
Hmmmmm....I can't believe they drop a live possum! In our area everything dropped is not living....pickle, rose, Hershey kiss, lollipop, strawberry, etc. hope it was fun!
Jan 06, 2013 09:26 AM #17
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Hi Joy - Soencer, the possum drop possum, is a taxidermy mount.  So he was living at one time, but now he is just for display.  Rumor has it that he was a victim of a traffic accident.  

Jan 07, 2013 07:37 AM #18
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Karen -- I never heard of a possum drop before! Small towns are fun!

Jan 07, 2013 11:11 PM #19
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