Moon pie will mark the new year

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - December 4, 2008

Times Square has its glittering crystal ball to ring in the New Year.

In Mobile, Alabama, a giant electric Moon Pie will drop to mark the beginning of 2009.

The maker of Moon Pies also promises the world's largest pie for partyers to eat.

The exact figures haven't been released.

But the bakery is talking about a 60-pound Moon Pie, that's four-feet across.

For the uninitiated, Moon Pies are a Southern favorite combining chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow.

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