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Jacquelyn Teemer, Downtown Albany Business Development Manager (Source: WALB)
Albany Police will have additional patrols during the event (Source: WALB)
Albany Police will have additional patrols during the event (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) — We have less than three days left in 2017, and if you’re still looking for a way to ring in 2018, you might want to head to downtown Albany.

The City of Albany is hosting its first-ever downtown New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration on Sunday, December 31 at Riverfront Park.

Organizers said it was a way to keep people in Albany and attract other South Georgians to downtown.

“We lose a lot of people at this time of year, because they want to go to Atlanta and see the fishing go down. Or, they want to go somewhere else and have New Years, so with that, we’re trying to keep people here,” said Jacquelyn Teemer, business development manager for downtown Albany.

The entertainment will begin at 11:00 p.m. with a special countdown display.

“We’ll have a big countdown displayed, so everyone can join in and see when the fireworks go off,” she said.

Dale Henry, head of the July 4 celebration in Albany, will be in charge of creating the New Year’s Eve fireworks.

As for security, Albany Police will have additional patrols during the event.

Police would like to remind parents that the 11 p.m. curfew is still in effect. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult after this period.

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