Raise a glass to new year and old friends

TAMWORTH residents will strap on their party hats and dancing shoes tonight to welcome in 2015.
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THOSE GHOULS: Carolyne Morris from local country trio Those Gals will again headline a massive New Year’s Eve event at Tamworth Services Club tonight. The popular band will front a spook-inspired party at the club. Photo: Gareth Gardner 301214GGD01

A host of venues across the city will stage special events to see in the new year, while the region’s dams are expected to welcome an influx of revellers.

Thousands more will enjoy private parties at homes across the city.

Among the feast of official events is the inaugural 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.

Held at West Tamworth Leagues, the ball will feature popular Sydney group The Shuffle Band and a gala auction.

Ronald McDonald will even make an appearance on the red carpet, dressed in a tuxedo.

The inimitable country trio Those Gals will again help see in new year at the Tamworth Services Club for a Ghostly Haunted House Party.

Among the local hotels, The Goodies, Impy, Courthouse and Oasis are all putting on live music for the big night.

Oxley LAC commander Clint Pheeney said police would be out in force tonight to ensure the party doesn’t end in tragedy.

“Our main message is that people should enjoy themselves but enjoy themselves responsibly,” Superintendent Pheeney said.

“We will have a bigger presence, not just around licenced premises but also on the roads.

“If you’re going to drink, make sure you have a Plan B.”

AT A GLANCE

Last-minute NYE party guide

* Wests Leagues: Inaugural 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball (Blazes, $99 a ticket); Heartland playing at main club (free)

* Tamworth Services Club: A Ghostly Haunted House Party (free entry, featuring Those Gals from 8pm)

* The Goodies: Live music in main bar from 10.30pm, DJ upstairs from 10pm

* The Impy: Fancy dress party and DJs from 10pm (free entry to those in fancy dress)

* The Oasis: Graeme Doubleday and band from 7.30pm

* The Courthouse: Mike Vee playing from 8pm in main bar

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