Celebrate the Noon Year at the Family Museum


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf



Bettendorf — The grownups get to have their New Year's Eve fun at night, so the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2013 during the daylight hours with a countdown to 12:00 noon! This event will be on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM with a countdown at 12:00 noon. Festivities include art activities for the whole family, live music performed by the Meyers Brothers from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, a countdown to 12:00 PM with noisemakers, party hats, and lots of confetti! Event is included with membership or paid admission.



















 



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