The extreme cold temperatures have caused organizers to condense the events planned for New Year’s Eve in New Carlisle, according to a post on the Heritage of Flight Festival Facebook page, the group who plans the event.
The New Year’s Eve ball drop will now be a one-hour event beginning at 11 p.m. with a countdown to midnight, according to the post. The event was originally scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
“This decision was made for the safety of all committee members and citizens in mind,” the post said.
Organizers still plan to giveaway “Cold Hard Cash”, t-shirts and other prizes along with music and dancing.
No food will be provided at the event, but organizers said Penny Lane will open to offer hot chocolate and coffee.
The announcement makes the second local New Year’s Eve event to be impacted by the frigid weather. Earlier this week officials with the Austin Landing New Year’s Eve event moved that event inside to the Hilton Garden Inn.