New Year’s celebrations for young and old

The new year, 2016, is on the horizon. Thursday night is New Year’s Eve. What to do? What to do?

Happy New Year

Some years I have enjoyed going wild at various New Year’s Eve parties. Other year’s I have enjoyed a quiet evening at home. In the Unification Church, we used to count down and then start the New Year with a prayer. I liked that.

I’m not sure what I will do this New Year’s Eve. Probably at 9 p.m. I’ll watch the New Year’s celebration on the East Coast, and then perhaps, before midnight go over to the Rex Club to celebrate the beginning of the year with fellow Burneyites  (is that a word?).

Anyway, enough about me. The reason that I am writing this is to let people in the Burney area know that according to my schedule of events, there are several celebrations going on Thursday night, one for teens and two for adults.

For teens, the Power Source Youth Ministries at Word of Life Assembly of God  is hosting a free event for 7th-12th grade students in their gym on Main St. in Burney. The event is open to all students in the Intermountain area under the age of 18. There will be food, door prizes and game prizes. Activities will include Minute To Win It games, inflatable jousting, and WIPEOUT, the big red ball edition. There will be a midnight celebration!  It is a “lock-in” event from the time doors open at 8 p.m. until the event ends at 1 am. For more information call 530-335-4419.

Meanwhile, for adults, the Rex Club will host a Sock Hop New Year’s  Eve Party from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. There is no cover charge. There will be a full bar. Designated drivers will be available. The restaurant will be serving their regular menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, after 9 p.m. they will feature a 50’s menu. The celebration will have contests and games, including Hula Hoops, Hop Scotch and Jitter Bug Dancing, and Best Costume. Sounds like a fun way to bring in the new year.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Rim Rock Grill

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Rim Rock Grill

Also for adults, the Pit River Casino River Rock Bar and Grill at the Casino will be serving a special three-course New Year’s Eve Dinner.

The casino will also have live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Loose Arrow.

In addition from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be hot seat drawings of $25 on the half hour and $50 on the hour.

Casino drawings and live music will continue Friday and Saturday. On New Year’s Day, they are giving away $40,000 in prizes including a new truck to start off the New Year. Good luck.

However you decide to let go of the old and bring in the new, I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

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