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Second Tell City Silvesternacht around the corner

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City Hall Park apple to drop at stroke of midnight

TELL CITY – A scavenger hunt, pub crawl and indoor live music are just a few of the new events added to Tell City’s Silvesternacht celebration Tuesday.

The New Year’s Eve party will return for a second year next week and organizers say there will be something for everyone.

“Tell City’s Silvesternacht was created to be a celebration for the entire family and this year we have added activities we think will be very popular,” said Eric Kehl, chairman of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, the event’s sponsoring organization.

Silvesternacht is Swiss for “New Year’s Eve,” and the celebration will again see Tell City’s apple drop from its perch in City Hall Park to mark the new year.

Members of the planning committee have voiced hope that the apple drop becomes a legendary local version of New York City’s dropping of the famous ball in Times Square.

Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a variety of activities New Year’s Eve, including supervised swimming, games and food from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Events will wrap up in time to allow people to return to City Hall Park before midnight.

Events in the park, including music, will begin at 9 p.m. with Perry County Memorial Hospital serving food and hot drinks. A scavenger hunt through downtown will also begin at 9.

A pub crawl at downtown establishments will begin at 8 p.m.
St. Paul Church will host an indoor celebration with food, music and games in the parish hall from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Leo Gronquist and Friends will provide the music.

Also returning will be a “bubble wrap” stomp in front of City Hall at 11:30 p.m., something that drew rave reviews last year.

A 2-kilometer fun run-walk will begin at 11 p.m.
As midnight approaches, there will be music in the park and party favors.

Fireworks will return to mark 2014’s arrival but will change locations to the intersection of Main and Jefferson streets.