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Blueberry drop is back

New Year’s Eve Kennebunk


An evening of family-oriented events at New Year’s Eve Kennebunk will conclude with the third annual Wild Blueberry Ball Drop from the bell tower of First Parish Church. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo) An evening of family-oriented events at New Year’s Eve Kennebunk will conclude with the third annual Wild Blueberry Ball Drop from the bell tower of First Parish Church. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo) The third annual New Year’s Eve Kennebunk will take place on Sunday, Dec. 31 at various locations on Main Street in downtown Kennebunk.

The evening culminates with the Wild Blueberry Ball Drop from the bell tower of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at midnight.

Founded in 2015 by volunteers from the town of Kennebunk, Brick Store Museum and First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, New Year’s Eve Kennebunk is a family-friendly event that brings the community together to celebrate the New Year.

All events are open to the public free of charge. Texas

Grace, a food truck, will serve up tasty blueberry inspired dishes and snacks for purchase.

Events are as follows:

 First Parish Church: Starting at 7 p.m., games and hot chocolate inside; live music by Michael Corleto; 7 to 8:45 p.m.; Kennebunk High School Improv, 9:45 to 11:30 p.m.; and outdoor fire pits.

 Brick Store Museum: free admission to the galleries and exhibitions from 6:30 to 11 p.m.; two showings of classic movie “The Goonies,” 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., in the Museum’s Program Center.

• Waterhouse Center: Ice skating throughout the evening.

• An early bird ball drop will begin at 9 p.m. and the Wild Blueberry Ball Drop will ring in the New Year at midnight.

To learn more about events and entertainment, visit the NYEKBK website at www.nyekbk.org and like the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NYEKBK.

The event is sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank, Nadeau Orthodontics, Graceful Recovery, Dr. Karen Hall, General Dentistry, Kennebunk Auto Center, Tracey Bricker, State Farm Agent, Astronomical Society of Northern New England and Kennebunk Hannaford.

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