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First Night to be Family Oriented New Year's Celebration

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PASCO, Wash.-- For those who don't drink or who want to include their kids in New Year's plans, First Night Tri-Cities may be the event for you.

First Night is all about family, a safe, alcohol-free environment, and the arts.

Set-up was underway Tuesday at Columbia Basin College in Pasco for the New Year's Eve celebration.

It's mostly indoors and will have something for everyone.  There will be a Kid Zone from 3:15 to 7:00, including  a kids play space and a moon-walk.  Then from 7:00 to midnight will be teen time, featuring an air guitar competition where the winner gets a Nintendo Wii.

The president of First Night, Tom Powers, says this is the event's 12th year here in the Tri-Cites, and he expects it to be bigger than ever.  "This year we're anticipating the biggest crowed we've ever had.  We're anticipating about 5,000 people.  It's amazing how many people appreciate the fact that they have this family opportunity."

There will be bands playing all night long and even an Elvis impersonator.  Many of the bands that are playing are nationally and internationally known.