New Year’s Party Benefits Charities
The United Way sponsors the “Roar into 2020 New Year Eve Party” (9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31) at The Patterson, downtown. The organization receives assistance from the local community with fundraising. Georgia Beer Company will also be hosting a party that has partnered up with United Way as they celebrate the final night of 2019. Five men and women will be campaigning for donations to benefit their chosen United Way agencies. Two winners with the most donations collected will be crowned king and queen, and act as United Way’s ambassadors throughout 2020. A ticket will cost $20 for a party at one location and another $20 for entry to the other party.
Tickets for United Ways Party are $50 per person in advance, and $65 at the door.
- Guests must be 21 or older.
- Appetizers, dessert and two beer/wine tickets are included in the cost.
- Attire is semi-formal or reflective of the event’s theme, the 1920s.
- Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering will provide food.
- The Ed Barr Orchestra performs.
- There will be party favors.
The party’s primary sponsor is Coleman Talley, while others are Smitty’s Package Store, Miller Hardware, Wes Sewell and Knight Appraisal Group. There will be discounted Lyft and Uber rides, to give guests a safe ride home. Supporters are also asked to participate in the text-to-give campaign on behalf of the king and queen candidates (text with the corresponding code can be sent to 44321). All of the contestant’s proceeds benefits the United Way agencies. Local businesses also participated in a fundraiser, giving 20% of their sales to the United Way’s 2020 $750,000 fundraising pot.