Quit a few people ( several thousand) showed up to cheer in the New Year.
Three bands, several Budweiser filling stations, food vendors and purveyors of light trinkets kept the crowd happy and festive.
A brightly lit "orange" was hung from a construction boom (fitting?) and a small blimp with a camera for overhead views rounded out the scene.
At near the stroke of midnight, the orange descended about 50', or so, while Commissioner Mary Anne Servian and SSN 6 Sports Announcer, Anwan Smith, counted down to a local TV audience.
The merchants, sponsors and festive party goers all had a good time. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!