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New Year’s Eve party to rock Tell City

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Silvesternacht to ring in 2013 with fireworks, family events

The city of Tell City is kicking off its first ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.

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In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter LED apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

To gear up for the midnight apple drop, the Perry County Quality of Life Committee has scheduled numerous activities in both City Hall Park and at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

“Our goal is to ensure area residents have a safe and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration,” stated Quality of Life Chairman Eric Kehl. “We want the public to come out and celebrate with us while in an environment where adults and youth have an opportunity to get together to enjoy our community, its facilities and the events we have planned.”

A Family Fun Night will be hosted by Tell City Junior-Senior High School from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Perry County’s youth organizations will coordinate activities, including swimming, games, dancing, movies, basketball and food.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Activities will begin in and around City Hall Park at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. These activities will include hay rides, live music, card playing at St. Paul’s Church, a bubble-wrap stomp for the young and old to enjoy, and a 1.7-mile fun run-walk.

Hot drinks and food will available for purchase.

“To enhance the evening’s atmosphere, we are encouraging fun run-walk participants to come in their most outrageous attire,” said Kehl. “We plan to offer prizes for those outfits that truly embrace the spirit of the evening.”

For additional information about the evening’s activities, call 547-7933 or visit www.facebook.com/PCQualityofLife.