Party Preps for New Year's Eve

There are several parties going on around Michiana for New Year’s Eve.

Some of the parties have been going on for years while others are just getting started.

At Holy Family Catholic Church they started preparing for the New Year's Eve polish dinner a day early!

It’s now a long time tradition.

The New Year's Eve party started when the church did in 1984

“It’s a fundraiser and plus we can get involvement with the parishioners that come here and have some fun locally and nice entertainment plus its a money maker for the church,” event co-chairman Jim Niespodziany.

For all the ultimate party animals you can actually "party for the animals!"

The Humane Society is having their first New Year's Eve fundraiser.

“We want to build our new shelter. We've got the land and we'd like to start building. We need a little more money so this is another way to raise some funds,” says St. Joseph County Humane Society board member Jackie Zeyen.

This bash has a band, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a loaded silent auction.

Plus for the fifth year people can dance to an 18 piece orchestra underneath the Palais Royale's chandelier in the 1922 ballroom.

“We wanted to create as large as dance floor as possible so this maxes out at 250 people,” says Morris Complex’s executive director Dennis Andres.

Black tie dress is optional at the Palais Royale ball.

With beef tenderloin and portabella mushrooms on the menu it's sure to be a classy event!

“This is the Palais Royale the crème de la crème and the banquet facility to be at in South Bend,” says Andres.


8 tickets are still left for the Palais Royale party in downtown South Bend.

They cost 100 dollars.

There are still tickets available for the Humane Society's bash, which is at The Landing on Michigan Street in South Bend.

Tickets cost fifty dollars.

Both parties start at eight on New Year’s Eve.

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