ST. GEORGE – There will be no large scale celebration for New Year’s Eve sponsored by the city of St. George this year. Instead, funds and manpower traditionally dedicated to what would have been the city’s year-ending bash have been allocated to a different kind of celebration set two weeks after New Year’s Day.
From Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, St. George Heritage Days will be taking place.
“Instead of five hours of celebration, we’ll have a week’s worth,” said Marc Mortensen, the assistant to the city manager of St. George.
Mortensen remarked that only a day’s worth of events marked the city’s founding before, but that would be different for the city’s sesquicentennial.
With funds being taken from the usual “Twilight to Midnight” festivities, Mortensen added that there will be no fireworks to mark the year’s end either. Such a display is being saved for the night of Jan. 17, the day that officially marks the 150 year anniversary of St. George’s settlement.
The city will still be sponsoring a New Year’s Eve swing dance at the Leisure Services building at 86 S. Main St. A fee will be charged to enter the event, though the exact amount is yet to be determined, Mortensen said.
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