Eastover, NC (PRWEB) December 15, 2012
On New Years Eve, residents of Eastover, North Carolina will gather at their community building and watch a 30-pound ceramic flea descend to mark the start of 2013. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors ) invites all to attend this unique community event.
The 3-foot-tall insect is made of fabric, foam, wire and wood. Why a flea drop?
"The flea is a symbol of our heritage," says Robert Morris, event chair. "For a long period, part of Eastover was known as Flea Hill because of a flea infestation that was eradicated many years ago."
While the infestation was eliminated, the nickname stuck.
New Years Eve festivities start at 10 pm at the Eastover Community Building at 4008 School Street. Kaja Blue will play jazz, blues and light rock and the Eastover Fire Department ladies auxiliary will offer refreshments. A guest speaker will discuss Eastover's Heritage just prior to the flea drop. When the flea reaches the bottom, a replica 1861 cannon will be fired, signaling the start of 2013.
Incorporated in 2007, Eastover is a town of 3,600, just east of Fayetteville, NC.
Looking for other activities in the region? Check out http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/events
ABOUT THE FACVB
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit http://www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is the America's first military sanctuary. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us ©.”