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- Event: Clay’s Corner Friday Night Jam Session
Clay's Corner is more than just a gas station, it's the self-proclaimed Opossum Capital of the World. The walls of the back room of the service station are plastered with opossum paraphernalia and clippings from magazines and newspapers. December 31 is the annual “The Dropping of the Possum.” Hundreds of people descend on the crossroads community of Brasstown to revel in an Appalachian parody that rivals the New Year's Eve extravaganza in Times Square. New Years Eve activities begin around 9 p.m. and include bluegrass music, a womanless Miss Possum Pageant, and a smattering of fireworks. As advertised, at midnight, a possum (in a cage) is slowly (and gently) dropped from a flagpole to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
On Friday nights throughout the year, bluegrass musicians can be found circled up and enthusiastically playing in the store's small back room. It's always an open jam session, and anyone who wants to is welcome to join in the bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and classic country music that's played there. Acoustic instruments only, please.
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Sandwiches, driinks and ice cream available for purchase.