Fireworks once more brought in the New Year for Newcomerstown. This was our fourth First Night and by far the warmest.

We would like to thank this year's venues Blathmac (Dick McCune), 5th Day Aqua (Dan Leakey), The Mugicians (T.J. and Emma Marlatt), New Year's Bingo (NERS), and Youth Bowling at Cy Young Lanes, and the sites where the presentation were held, St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Ken Hacker), Local Laborer's #134 Union Hall (John Kistler), the David Barber Civic Center, Cy Young Lanes (Lehman, Penny Clark, and Desiree Welch, and Victory Assembly of God. Your willingness to share your New Year's Eve with our village is very much appreciated.

The fireworks were by far the biggest attraction of the night. They would not be possible if not for the generous contributions from our local businesses and corporations. Your donations have made First Night the biggest and best night of the year.

And finally a gracious thank you to everyone who came to the First Night events. Your participation makes the night worthwhile.

Our committee is looking for new members with ideas on how we can make First Night even better. Contact either of us if you would like to help.

Happy New Year!

Roger Seitz and Pat Cadle