New Year's Eve events aplenty in Garden City
By RACHAEL GRAY
New Year's Eve in Garden City could be an exciting night for people of any age, depending on interests and energy levels.
For those who want a big party atmosphere following an extravagant dinner, The Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave, features a 6 p.m. seafood buffet for $29.99 or a choice of entrees off a limited menu. The dinner will be followed by a New Year's Eve Party at Samy's Spirits and Steakhouse.
Two DJs will display different music styles, with one playing country and rock'n'roll on the patio portion and another playing a mix up front, according to Amro Samy, owner of Samy's.
At midnight, Samy's will have a champagne toast and will serve pizza.
"That's so everyone can get something to eat before they head out," Samy said.
Limousine service will take party-goers home.
"No one has to drive after they have a few drinks," Samy said.
The hotel also will offer package deals for overnight guests. The $225 overnight package comes with dinner for two, a seafood buffet, champagne served in the room and breakfast.
The $250 package includes dinner for two, champagne and breakfast in bed to be ordered off a limited menu.
Samy said the steakhouse, will serve breakfast on New Years Day from 7 to 10 a.m. A buffet will be served, as well as menu items.
At Time Out Sports Bar and Restaurant, 1319 N. Taylor Ave., owner Lee Gallegos said the bar will have its annual party, with gifts to give away, including a 32-inch TV and household items. The party will feature party favors and a New Year's Day breakfast buffet starting at 5:30 a.m. Admission to the New Year's Eve party is $10.
Other options for New Year's Eve include a family night at Garden Valley Church, a dance at the American Legion or a dance at the Eagles Lodge.
Garden Valley Church will host its annual New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in the church gym, 1701 N. Third St. It is the eighth year that the church has hosted the event.
Hannah Proffitt, event organizer, said that she has seen anywhere from 150 to more than 350 attend, depending on the weather.
The event will feature a new group activity every 30 minutes, ranging from limbo, a balloon blow off and relays.
Proffitt said a new event this year will be "The Leaning Tower of Cheeza," where teams will build towers with crackers and spray cheese to see who can build the tallest tower.
Several musicians will be coming together to provide music.
Individual activities also will be available throughout the evening, including crafts, foosball, pingpong and pool. The arrival of the New Year will be celebrated with the dropping of a bag full of treats for attendees.
The event is free to the public. For more information, contact Proffitt at 271-1330.
The American Legion dance, scheduled for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 405 S. Main St., will feature live music from the Al Miller Band, and a $10 charge per person or $15 per couple will cover food that will be provided at closing time. For more information, contact the American Legion at 275-6875.
The Eagles Lodge dance, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. at 2603 N. Taylor Ave., will feature live music from the group Born in a Barn, and the cover charge is $10 per person at the door or $8 in advance. For more information, contact the Eagles Lodge at 276-7631.