New Year's Tradition Sparks in Tallahassee

The rain didn't stop the party in downtown Tallahassee Sunday night.

Around 300 people turned out for Tallahassee's first ever Capital City Countdown. It was not as many as expected due to weather, but the rain did let up long enough for the "first ever" fireworks show in Kleman Plaza, just after the stroke of midnight.

The whole event was started with a proposal from Shawn Shepherd, owner of Harry's restaurant.

He said, "We had a good time. It's start of something that will become an annual event. We'll be doing it again next year, so right now we're just getting ready for preparations next year."

Shepherd is working with the FAMU and FSU Engineering School to build the capital city's version of the Time Square crystal ball. You may see it fall next to ring in 2008.