New Years Celebration

In this file photo, Kentucky Welding Institute Ryder Bray stands next to the aluminum ball constructed for the New Years Eve Celebration in Maysville.  The sphere is six feet in diameter and will have white lights. The ball will descend from an 80 foot crane during the midnight countdown.

Comprehend, Inc. and the Women’s Crisis Center are happy to bring to Maysville the second annual Citizen’s Deposit Bank New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Festivities will start at 8 p.m., Dec. 31, with DJ LaShawn and a light show provided by Mecca Media Works out of Ripley, Ohio. The NYE Ball is being decorated with additional lights and will be dropped by Ranger Steel. The city of Maysville is providing a firework display to start after the ball drops to help ring in the New Year.

This year we will have two vendors providing food and beverages.

"We are excited to be able to provide this wonderful event again in Maysville," David Green of Comprehend, Inc., said. "Last year was such a good time and we had great feedback. Hopefully this year we will have an even bigger crowd."

Although the weather prediction calls for cold, it looks like precipitation will not be in the forecast.

"We have been keeping our eye on the weather and it looks like this year besides it being cold we should be OK regarding rain and snow," said Melissa Greenwell of the Women's Crisis Center. "We have rented some heating lamps to serve as warming stations for people throughout the night."

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This event is free to the public and is for the entire family. This year the New Year’s Eve ball drop is sponsored by Citizen’s Deposit Bank, Kentucky Welding Institute, Ranger Steel, City of Maysville, Hedgecock Electric, The Ledger Independent, McDonalds, Trace Creek, WFTM, Myrick Construction, Boone Real Estate, Bowie Tire, Carlson Software, Edward Jones, Family Practice & Associates, Fox, Fox, Wood & Estill, Hinton Mills, J. T. Thorpe and Son, Meadowview Regional Medical Center, Ohio Valley Heart, PrimaryPlus, Regal, STOBER Drives, Inc., and US Bank.

"New Year’s is such a joyous occasion for so many people. It truly is a time for new blessings with new hopes," Green said. "We hope to be able to host this event for years to come and offer something to our area that we usually just get to watch on TV."

"It feels good to offer something to the communities we serve. Both of our agencies are blessed to have so much support from our community and we are happy to just to be able to offer this back to them as a thank you," Greenwell added. "And again this would not be possible with the wonderful support from businesses in our community."

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