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Ypsilanti's Bicentennial celebration to begin with mystery ball drop on New Year's Eve

Crowds will gather again for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square, but Twitter has other suggestions for midnight entertainment.
Craig Ruttle
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Next year will include Ypsilanti’s 200th birthday, and the city will kick off their Bicentennial celebration with a New Year’s Eve party downtown.

Ypsilanti’s Bicentennial celebration has been in the planning stages for the last year. On New Year’s Eve, the party will kick off at 6 p.m. in the lot behind Puffer Red’s just off of Black Lives Matter Blvd. There will be not one, but two ball drops.

For the younger crowd who might not be able to stay up, there is a family-friendly version happening at 7 p.m. This is followed by the traditional ball drop at midnight.

However, what the ball will look like is a mystery, even to Evan Milan, chairman of the Ypsilanti Bicentennial Committee.

“I’m not sure what it’s going to look like but it surely will be unique to Ypsilanti so I’m looking forward to seeing it as much as anyone else may be.”

There will be numerous events happening around the downtown area. The Ypsilanti Historical Museum will be open late showing off Bicentennial exhibits.

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Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
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