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CALABASH—The town will host its second public New Year’s Eve bonfire and celebration starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.
Festivities will take place in the Hurricane Fishing Fleet parking lot next to the Calabash River. Light refreshments, including hot cocoa, coffee, clam chowder and nachos and cheese, will be part of the event.
There will also be a casting of messages-in-a-bottle. Participants will write good wishes and place them in the bottles, which will be taken out to the Gulf Stream by the Hurricane Fleet.
“Elvis” will be there this year as well, Calabash Mayor Mary Knight said.
The event is described as a “simple fellowship bonfire,” with festivities to continue until midnight to ring in the New Year.
Knight said the event is reminiscent of old-fashioned events in the 1950s and ’60s when people would get together for fellowship. She said it’s simple and fun—something to look forward to that doesn’t involve spending a bundle of money.
The Calabash Fire Department will assist.
Laura Lewis is a staff writer at the Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.