Sadly, Clay's Corner, extraordinary gas station, meeting place and host to the unique New Year's Eve Possum Drop is no more. Clay has retired and the station and Possum Drop that marked the beginning of each new year in Western North Carolina are now relegated to a past tradition.
No more country bands at Clay's Corner to accompany the dropping of a live possum in time with the new year's beginning. No more celebration of this unique but abundant creature. Locals who have enjoyed the tradition for years must now find other entertainment. PETA advocates, however, are probably quietly celebrating the news.
To see more images of the self proclaimed Opossum Capital of the World and other unique images from the Blue Ridge area of Northern Georgia and Western Carolina, check out Blue Ridge Gallery in the Close to Home Collection at our TrekPic.com photo website.
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