Celebrating the new year early

Children and parents enjoy the noon ball drop at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market Sunday, Dec. 31. The early celebration of New Year’s Eve was hosted by Crossroads Church and was an event for families that offered games and treats. More than 150 people attended. (Patrick Fisher photo)

More than 150 people, mostly children with their families, celebrated the new year early with a ball drop at noon during the second annual Noon Year’s Eve Ball Drop Sunday, Dec. 31, at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market.

“It seemed like a bigger crowd than last year,” said Pastor Gordon Deuel of Crossroads Church, which hosted the event. “We had a good crew of volunteers and something fur for all ages.”

The no-cost event offered games and treats starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending with the ball drop of small beach balls that many children tossed and kicked around after the balls were dropped.

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