Dennis Hart's state news introduces our New Year's Special, featuring an exploration of the tradition of the "Ball Drop" in Times Square with Auld Lang Syne, as well as local celebrations with ballroom dancing. Kathy Cline, music director of High Society Big Band invites us to the Red Friar's Dance Club New Year's Eve Dance at the Moose Lodge. Marcus Johnson tells us The Mucky Duck Pub will be creating their own tradition with an original Ball Drop. Joy Beadleston (aka. Joy B) gives us advice from MADD(Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for safe travel after holiday parties. Brad and Gina Perkins, proprietors of Rasberry Hill B&B , tell us about their family friendly New Year's dinner and party concluding with a Balloon Drop at midnight. We conclude our trip with a brief visit to Lynn Wilkinson at Lake Robbins Ballroom. Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau arrives with news of events in Ames on News Year's Eve and through January 2019.
Originally broadcast 12/31/2018
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