Children eagerly wait for the balloons to drop at noon last Saturday in Palos Heights. (Photos by Steve Neuhaus)

Children eagerly wait for the balloons to drop at noon last Saturday in Palos Heights. (Photos by Steve Neuhaus)

Noon Year’s Eve celebration

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Samantha Garrett (left) and Emma Mathe (right) doing some dancing. 

Because many children can’t stay up late to welcome in the new year, the Palos Heights Recreation Department hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 so kids could celebrate the impending new year playing sports and creating arts and crafts. At noon, there was a balloon drop to mark the beginning of a new year.

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Five-year-old Vivienne tries to make a basket. 

 

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DJ Jason Khuen entertains the crowd by playing some hits.

 

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Anthony (from left) along with his siblings Alex (center) and Henry (right) enjoy arts and crafts at Saturday’s Noon Year’s Eve event.

 

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A bounce house inside the gymnasium was a big hit with the kids at Noon Year’s Eve in Palos Heights last Saturday.

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