Temperatures are expected to be around freezing and rain is not in the AccuWeather forecast for a New Year’s Eve party scheduled for Thursday night at Depot Bottom.
The party is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Depot Street between BRC and McMinnville Manufacturing. AccuWeather says it will be a mostly cloudy night with temperatures expected to drop to 32 degrees. Event organizers say there will be fires to keep visitors warm.
The event has been billed as a New Year’s Eve party with a Warren County twist. Instead of a ball dropping to signify the dawn of a new year, it will be a giant Bridgestone tire.
“Just wait until you see this Bridgestone tire,” said Industrial Development Board director Don Alexander, one of the event organizers. “This tire is over 10 feet tall and weighs over 13,000 pounds.”
The tire drop will bring an exciting conclusion to the non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve party. The tire will be suspended roughly 35 feet above ground by crane and slowly lowered moments before midnight.
“We’re going to rehearse it several times to get the timing down,” said Alexander.
Live entertainment will be provided by Pat Flynn’s band and refreshments will include hot Dr Pepper, hot apple cider, and hot chocolate.
It’s a family friendly event designed to give people a safe holiday celebration without all the drinking.
“We want to have a festive event where we don’t have to worry about people getting hurt on their way home,” said Alexander.
There’s no charge to attend the non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve party and organizers are hoping to attract a large crowd.