Local New Year’s Eve party to raise funds for Lititz projects

By on December 2, 2015

What are you doing Dec. 31?

The Lititz Women of Today are offering everyone the opportunity to shake off the chill of winter and dance the night away, while welcoming the New Year in style.

The organization will host a New Year’s Eve party in the newly-renovated Regency Ballroom of the General Sutter Inn, 14 E. Main St., on Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

This is the second year Lititz Women of Today has hosted a New Year’s Eve party at the Sutter. Last year’s event had more than 80 guests.

“It came about in 2014 because our circle of friends wanted to put together a dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration close to home and support the Sutter, which has been so generous to our organization,” said Pam Bazella, one of the co-organizers of the event.

Pam shared the chairmanship of the party with Trudy Hahn. Organizing a party, especially one of this size, takes a dependable committee.

“Trudy and I worked with the Sutter with the food selections. Along with the Sutter we created and circulated the invite, and the Lititz Women of Today made all of the desserts for the evening,” Bazella said. “Two of our attendees, Debbie Field and Dru Markley, did all of the decorating. Trudy and Becky Bantle worked on the publicity, which is so key for our success.”

It takes more than good food and pretty decor to keep a party moving. Selecting the right entertainment was crucial. This year, the organizers chose SYRPlus, a band from Lancaster, comprised of Dick Schnader, June Allen Longenecker, and Tom Young.



“Trudy is familiar with the band and has enjoyed their music for many years,” Bazella said. “They play many venues throughout the Susquehanna Valley and are a classic rock band.”

The cost is $95 per person, and includes hors d’oeuvres, craft beer, liquor, and wine.

“It’s a true bargain when you consider the appetizers are like a meal, open bar the entire evening, champagne toast and live entertainment,” Bazella explained.

Funds raised at the party will benefit projects in the Lititz community.

“Lititz Women of Today does fundraising for community needs and this event will help us to accomplish this mission,” said Bazella. “We would like to have 110 to 120 attendees this year. If people are worried about driving, there is cab service in Lititz on New Year’s Eve.”

To reserve a spot, call 626-2115.

Melissa Hunnefield is a member of the Record Express news staff. She welcomes reader feedback and story ideas at mhunnefield.eph@lnpnews.com or 721-4452.

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