Park party gets the nod for NYE
IPSWICH, get ready to party and ring in the New Year at Timothy Molony Park.
Mayor Paul Pisasale yesterday confirmed tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebration had emerged from a weather cloud and was now all systems go.
Cr Pisasale had earlier said recent rain might force the event to be cancelled but now it was going ahead.
“It’s been sunny and hot all day today, so unless we get a late change in the weather, it’s definitely on,” he said.
“The ground is a little bit wet but as long as people bring something like a tarp or a blanket to sit on, it will be fine.”
The free community New Year’s Eve celebration is scheduled to start at Timothy Molony Park on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Roseberry Parade at 6pm.
With plenty of free entertainment, including live performers on stage and fireworks at 8pm and midnight, it’s a great way to ring in the New Year.
Organisers say food stalls will tempt you with their delicious scents or you can bring a blanket and a picnic for your own feast.
Presented by Ipswich Central, Ipswich City Council and media partners Channel Nine, River 94.9 FM and The Queensland Times, it is a healthy event with no alcohol or cigarettes allowed.
Kids entertainers Pooki Doos are on stage at 6pm and 7.25pm, and after the 8pm fireworks party band Celebration will hit the stage.
It all leads to the final big moment when the fireworks signal the entrance of the New Year.
“This event will bring to an end our historic 150th year since Ipswich was declared a municipality and the fireworks displays will suit the occasion,” Cr Pisasale said.
“All of the children’s rides are free, including the popular rides from last year and the very popular climbing wall.
“The year 2010 has been one of the biggest year’s our city has had and we want as many people as possible to help us celebrate the culmination of this historic event.”