Claremont First Night: A New Yearʼs Party for All


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Phyllis Muzeroll

Events Happening at Multiple Venues

Claremont Sugar-River Rotary Club has announced the last event of the year and this event is sure to go off with a bang! On December 31, come celebrate the New Year with Arrowhead Recreation Club, Claremont Parks and Recreation Department, Claremont Opera House, Family Fun Zone and Meyer Maple Lanes at a fun community event. The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and will go until midnight with events scheduled at Arrowhead Lodge, the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, Claremont Opera House, Family Fun Zone and Meyer Maple Lanes. “There will be something for everyone,” said Mark Brislin, Claremontʼs Parks and Recreation Director. “Whether you are looking to go tubing at Arrowhead, take a dip in the pool at the Community Center, or enjoy some of the great entertainment that we have lined up, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

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At 10:00 p.m., there will be a spectacular fireworks display over the ski area at Arrowhead, which will also be televised live on CCTV, channel 8. After fireworks, the evening is not over. Myer Maple Lanes will continue activities for all to ring in the New Year until midnightwith a live DJ.   “Local businesses have been very supportive of this event and seem excited to bring a New Yearʼs Eve Celebration back to Claremont,” said Joshua Nelson, President of the Claremont Sugar-River Rotary Club. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this event to the community of Claremont and are looking for ways to help sustain this event for years to come.”

There will be four performances held at the Claremont Opera House presented by World Under Wonder that will feature scenes from the “Tempest”. The Family Fun Zone, located on Pleasant Street, will be back as a venue this year. People will have full access to the inflatables and bounce houses. Off Broad Street Players (OBSP) will participate in this year's First Night celebration at 7:30 p.m. at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center.  Their show, "A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That," is a mix of theater, storytelling and song to entertain children and adults of all ages.

“It is exciting to watch this event grow,” said Brislin. “When we brought the First Night activities back four years ago, all of the activities took place at the Community Center and Arrowhead. The community and local businesses are really embracing this event.”

Food and beverages will be for sale at Arrowhead Lodge, Claremont Savings Bank Community Center and Meyer Maple Lanes. Parking will be available at the Arrowhead Lodge, Claremont Savings Bank Community Center Claremont Middle School, and Claremont Savings Bank with a Shuttle Service running from Broad Street Park to the Community Center between the hours of 6:00 and 10:45 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Claremont-Sugar River Rotary Club with the assistance of Claremont Savings Bank, Lake Sunapee Bank, Mascoma Savings Bank, McGee Toyota, Sears Hometown Store, Huberts, Goodrich Oil, Curt Insurance, Bironʼs Flooring, Tow-line Equipment, The Ink Factory, KM Early – CPA, Springer Funeral Home, American Plate Glass, Claremont Custom Framing and Pleasant Street Antiques.

The public is invited to help support the Claremont-Sugar River Rotary in sponsoring the First Night events by purchasing a Claremont First Night 2018 button, which is available from any Rotarian or supporting merchant in town for $1.00.

For up to date information, please visit www.claremontparks.com. Or like them on Facebook at Claremont First Night.

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