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New Year’s Eve with spunk, minus the sparkly

When the glittering New York Times Square ball drops on television in Friday Harbor Party Headquarters, at the Mullis Center on New Year’s Eve, you won’t be falling asleep and you won’t be inebriated (that’s French for “drunk”).

You’ll be partying the night away with 200 of your friends and neighbors, and their children, at the Island Rec-Prevention Coalition New Year’s Eve party at the Mullis Center. And having fun.

From 7 p.m. ‘til whenever o’clock, you can dance, you can sing, you can kiss, and you can yell “Happy New Year” to your heart’s content at the Mullis Center. And you won’t have to worry about wearing your sister-in-law’s lampshade. The clock’s been reset for Eastern Daylight Time and the New Year will ring in at 9 p.m.

For the ninth year in a row, Island Rec and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition are hosting an alcohol-free, family-friendly New Year’s celebration, complete with games, contests, prizes, entertainment, snacks (bring your own to share), singing auld lang syne and dancing cheek-to-cheek. And maybe some noisemakers, especially if you bring the kids.

To volunteer, contact Island Rec, 378-4953, or visit,


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