New Year fun planned

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au

"HAPPY NEW YEAR''

This will be the common greeting heard at midnight Friday night whether you are at home having a few drinks or out on the town partying.

Gladstone residents Lyn and Jim Hill couldn't think of a better way to enjoy their New Years than have a pleasant meal out with friends and family, and then welcome in the New Year at home.

"Each year we usually have a pretty big New Year, with a large group of friends and have a wonderful time. This year because my dad Bill is in town, it will be nice to have a meal out, and take it a bit easy,'' she said.

While everyone has their own way to celebrate the New Year, Mr and Mrs Hill couldn't think of a better way of spending it. "It will be a great.''

Many others will hit the town for huge celebrations. Big celebrations are planned at The Grand, and it is set to be a long and fun-filled night.

Grand Hotel manager Neil Watson is preparing his staff for a busy night.

"We are well planned for the event. We have the live tribute band for the Chilli Peppers and our new Level One will also be open until 4am,'' he said.

Also preparing well is Players International manager David McCollum who is also expecting a big night with guest DJ's and Wonder Boy Band from Brisbane at their New Year night.

"It's going to be a very busy night, however it's going to be a lot of fun with plenty of entertainment throughout the evening.



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