Boyertown bear drop becomes a family event

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Published: Dec 31 2013 10:45:05 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2014 12:12:32 PM EST
Boyertown bear drop becomes a family event
BOYERTOWN, Pa. -

A bear helped Boyertown ring in the new year a little earlier than the rest of us.

A bear was lowered outside the Boyertown Historical Society at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Organizers said they wanted to do something unique after seeing some of the New Year's Eve traditions near Harrisburg.

They've been lowering a bear for the past four years, but they moved up the time to make the event family friendly.