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January 19, 2018

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BC ringing in 2009 with ‘Wall of Woes’


Hyun James Kim/Special to the Home News

W.D. Sorensen of Ever Wednesday plays fiddle at City Hall during last year’s First Night in Boulder City. This year, the Senior Center will be the venue for music.

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There won't be fireworks in Boulder City at his year's First Night New Year's Eve celebration. There will be a Wall of Woes, where visitors can write down their worries and have them all taken away for 2009.

Or, at least, they hope.

"Since the economy is the way it is, some people are not going to be able to pay $100 a person to get into one of the casinos on the Strip," said Jill Lagan, executive director of the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. "Maybe we can get families who are interested in this."

The Dec. 31 fourth-annual community event couldn't raise the $3,000 needed for a fireworks show and the costs of covering a multiple venue event. So, this year the celebration of valley arts and culture will be consolidated into the Boulder City Senior Center and the parks and rec building from 5 to 10 p.m.

Country Spirit and about five other local entertainers will play at the 813 Arizona St. senior center. Children will find food, face painting, roller skating and dance ensembles at 900 Arizona St.

The Wall of Woes and a graffiti wall for children will be up at the rec center.

"People can come write down the things they want to get rid of for the new year," Lagan said.

The event is alcohol free and the entry fee is $5. Souvenir buttons are available. Call 293-2034 for more information.

Becky Bosshart can be reached at 990-7748 or [email protected].

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