Ring in the New Year at Kids America

| December 27, 2015

COSHOCTON – If you are looking for a family-friendly place to ring in the New Year, then Kids America is the place for you.

The Kids America New Year’s Eve Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.

There will be games, bounce houses, inflatables, scavenger hunts, face painting, skills contests, corn hole, Frisbee, basketball knock-out, pick-up games, board games set up to play, a room set up to watch a movie and more. Will Hess, who works at Kids America, will be teaching multiple self-defense courses, including a women’s course.

Kids America has hosted this community New Year’s Eve celebration for 10 years.

“We started the first year that the churches and businesses in the community were no longer able to find someone to run a community celebration,” said Sue Renner, executive director at Kids America.  “I asked Casey Claxon, who was here at the time, if we could start something and it’s just been going on since then. The kids seem to enjoy it.”

The concession stand will be open all night with pop, pizza and hot dogs for $.50 each and door prizes will be given away throughout the night.

“With what we charge, we just break even,” Renner said. “Domino’s is very generous though and helps out with the pizza.”

As midnight approaches there will be televisions set up for attendees to watch the ball drop and the crowd will be encouraged to countdown to the New Year.

“It’s a fun time for families to get together and enjoy,” Renner said.

Advance ticket prices are $3 for KA members and $4 for non-members. All tickets are $5 at the door.

“Once kids or anyone comes in, if they leave they will have to pay to get back in,” Renner said. “We don’t want parents dropping their kids off and expecting us to babysit them. If you go out the door to your car or whatever, you have to pay to get back in.”

For information, call 740-622-6657, e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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