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Buffalo Is Ready To Ring In The New Year
Pamela Brinkworth Muzzio
Mayor Brown, Iskalo Development conducted a ‘practice run’ of the Buffalo New Year’s Eve ‘Ball Drop’,testing the new and improved light fixture
BUFFALO, NY- Mayor Byron Brown, along with representatives of the Buffalo Police Athletic League and others, joined Iskalo Development today to conduct the annual ‘test drop’ in advance of the Buffalo New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that’s scheduled for December 31st at Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower. Iskalo Development sponsored major improvements to the light fixture this year, including new energy efficient LED lighting, which will result in an even brighter ‘ball drop’.
WNY celebrities and elected leaders are also scheduled to usher in the New Year from Roosevelt Plaza, including Mayor Byron Brown.
“In addition to welcoming the New Year, the 2013 Ball Drop also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Electric Tower,” Paul Bohdan Iskalo, founder and CEO, Iskalo Development, said. “The Ball Drop, now marking its 25th year, and the restored Electric Tower have become unified in its celebration of the City of Buffalo as well as testaments to our rich heritage and harbingers for its prosperous future.”
The Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) produces the “Buffalo Ball Drop & Fireworks” and benefits from sponsorship proceeds. “The Police Athletic League of Buffalo is honored again to be part of the 25th Annual Ball Drop,” said Pamela Muzzio of PAL. “To all the sponsors – thank you for helping us, help kids.”
Video walls set up by Indigo Productions will offer digital images of the Buffalo and Times Square ball drops, including a presentation of the “Countdown to 2013” HD telecast presented by WKBW Channel 7, a co-sponsor of the Ball Drop events since the first one in 1988 - when 97 Rock offered it as a gift to the city.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios