Bangor Ball Drop 

The third annual &quot:Downtown Countdown&quot: included plenty of movies and live music all night at local restaurants as well as at City Hall.

The celebration kicked off Sunday afternoon with a road race downtown: the &quot:5k finale&quot: was sponsored by Epic Sports. Owner Brad Ryder was pleasantly surprised at the number of runners that turned out in the cold for this first annual event.

At midnight, Bangor lawyer Steve Smith tossed the lighted beach ball off his roof in Westmarket Square to ring in 2007.

Governor John Baldacci was also on hand for the ceremonial drop.

Last night marked the third year since the ball drop was first tried in Bangor.

Folks we talked to said that they had a wonderful evening, and are looking forward to doing it again next year.