ready for yearlong celebration:
Kickoff New Year's Eve
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[December 30, 2010]
PULASKI -- The 2011 "Year of
Celebration" in Mount Pulaski kicks off on
New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, on the town square.
Plans include food, drink, music, shopping,
children's activities, fireworks (weather
permitting) and a ball drop at midnight.
Mount Pulaski 175th Committee hopes you will
join them for the first in a series of
events to be held throughout the year to
help celebrate the 175th anniversary of
Mount Pulaski's founding.
Many of the retail shops will be open as
well as the courthouse and historical
museum. Mount Pulaski's uptown restaurants
will be open and the anniversary committee
will serve a soup and sandwich supper at the
VFW Hall on the south side of the square.
Hours for all the activities will be from
6 p.m. until midnight, when the New Year's
Eve ball will drop and fireworks will be set
off to begin the "Year of Celebration."
Following is a schedule of events:
5-9 p.m. -- Buff's open for prime-rib
dinner. Reservations are requested. Open
afterward 'til 11 p.m.
5-10 p.m. -- PizzaMan open (later if
5-8 p.m. -- Soup, chili, sandwich and
ham-bean supper at VFW Hall, hosted by
Hilltop Catering and the 175th
Committee. Extra seating. Freewill
offering. Music and entertainment will
follow at 9 p.m.
6:30 p.m. -- Children's fireworks show
on west side of square (weather
6 p.m. -- Many retail shops on the
square will be open and serving
6 p.m. -- Farmers Bank will have
traditional holiday refreshments and a
6 p.m. -- Mount Pulaski Township
Historical Museum open with
refreshments, entertainment and tours.
6 p.m. -- Courthouse open with
refreshments and tours.
7-9 p.m. -- Children's activities for
fifth grade and younger at the old
firehouse on the east side of the
square, hosted by the 175th Committee
and Zion Lutheran Church.
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7-11:30 p.m. -- Activities for sixth
through 12th grades at the Christian
Church Family Life Center, hosted by the
175th Committee and the Christian
Church. Pingpong, basketball, pizza,
snacks, music and a grab-bag giveaway at
the end of the evening. All kids need to
be signed in and out by a parent or
9 p.m. -- Free music and entertainment
will be offered at two locations
beginning at 9 p.m.: Buff's Restaurant
-- bring your own beer or wine; and VFW
Hall -- coffee, hot tea and hot cocoa.
11:30 p.m. -- All meet on the west lawn
of the courthouse for the $175 drawings.
Winner of the $175 Historical Museum
Treasure Hunt contest will be announced.
There will be a short memorial service
to remember those who have died in 2010.
A gong will be sounded for each name.
Midnight -- New Year's Eve ball drop and
fireworks (weather permitting).
Kickoff photo of all in front of
courthouse following fireworks.
file received from the Mount Pulaski 175th