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First Night Port Townsend
The Jefferson County Historical Society is pleased to present the fith annual edition of First Night, Port Townsend’s happiest new tradition. First Night is an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve community celebration focusing on art, culture and heritage. It is organized by JCHS and sponsored by First Federal Savings and Loan. All activities take place in and around Port Townsend’s historic City Hall between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
JCHS Executive Director Bill Tennent said, ”First Night is for everyone. It has something for families, singles and couples of all ages.” A maritime theme will tie many of the events together.
Many activities will take place in historic City Hall:
Event details will be published soon.
At 9:00 p.m. (midnight in New York) Port Townsend will get the jump on the rest of the west coast and usher in 2010 raising an illuminated anchor created by sculptor Thaddeus Jurczynski. Dr. David Chuljian will then launch another of his brilliant fireworks shows from Memorial Field.
Admission is by donation and proceeds will benefit Historical Society programs. First Night passes and raffle tickets will be available in the new City Hall lobby. Passes will be available in advance at the JCHS Museum beginning December 13. Many local merchants have donated prizes for the raffle that will take place at the close of the evening following the fireworks.