Pybus Public Market Apple Drop features apple created by WVC faculty and students

Dec. 30, 2019

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Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

Every New Year’s Eve, Pybus Public Market hosts a party at their location on N. Worthen St. in Wenatchee featuring live music and an “apple drop,” which pays homage to the Times Square ball drop in New York City. The apple, which was first dropped in 2014, was constructed by WVC instructors and students.

WVC welding instructor Bob Acklin and WVC industrial technology faculty Zack Jacobson led the construction of the apple, which measures around five feet high and weighs only 25 pounds. Students helped Acklin form the apple out of aluminum and Jacobson wired its colored lights.

Acklin said he watches the apple drop every year with his family. This year, the apple will drop at both 9 p.m. and midnight at Pybus Public Market. Learn more about the New Year’s Eve party at Pybus at


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