Hopes high for New Year event

THE fate of Ipswich's New Year's Eve celebrations will be decided at 10am today.

This week's wet and wild weather threatened to force the cancellation of the community party at Timothy Molony Park, but Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was quietly confident the show would go on.

“We'll do an inspection of the grounds at 10am before making the final decision,” Cr Pisasale said. “If we don't get any more significant rain overnight we should be right to go.”

Cr Pisasale said the Ipswich Central park remained wet after record rain and urged people to come prepared.

“The grass is a bit long and it's still damp at the moment from all the rain, so unfortunately we can't mow it,” he said.

“I'd encourage people to bring a tarp or something else to sit on.”

Proudly supported by The Queensland Times, the smoke and alcohol-free event will include free entertainment, food stalls and fireworks at 8pm and midnight.

Pooki Doos will take the stage at 6pm and 7.25pm, while party band Celebrations will take things up a notch after the 8pm fireworks.

Residents are reminded to take care of their pets, as they can be scared by the fireworks.

Timothy Molony Park is on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Roseberry Parade.




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