Nearly 80 people attended a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31, with music, dancing and games. The party was hosted by Gary Wilcox, and from what I heard, he did a marvelous job.
The band, Gears 1 Music Explosion, played a variety of music, which consisted of oldies, rock n’ roll and country. The band also took requests.
There was music trivia, karaoke and cash prizes awarded to 10 attendees. The prizes that were awarded were such things as a free egg n’ bag, a free pancake breakfast and so much more. From what I heard, there was a movie basket, too.
I spoke to Eileen Goldstein, and she said that the movie basket included four movie tickets, cash and candy. Barb Livingston made up the basket, and she did a lovely job.
When the people first entered the community center, they saw it was decorated beautifully with top hats (for the men), tiaras (for the women), and noise makers at each individual place setting, plus beads and confetti on the tables.
The tables were set up with silver and white tablecloths, along with black seat coverings.
Many pictures were taken, and Gary Wilcox and Ed Goldstein provided information about the party and some pictures of the fun time.
A special presentation was made to Joan and Ed Fisher on their 67th anniversary. The presentation was made by Gary Wilcox. This was truly special to the wonderful couple.
The band went on to play the song, “I Wonder Who is Kissing Her Now,” which was a song that the Fishers danced to when they first met.
Gary Wilcox was the disc jockey, and Chick Shackewyc was in charge of the engineering and setup.
Our thanks go out to Gary and all the other volunteers in making this celebration a success.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published January 11, 2017