New Year’s at Noon

  • Ember Oswalt, 5, tried to catch balloons as they fell after the balloon drop, which completed Town of Farragut’s New Years at Noon celebration in Farragut Community Center Saturday, Dec. 31. She was one of about 75 children who came out for the event. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Daphne Frazier, 9, and her brothers, Henry, 2, and Jonah, 5, posed for a photo opportunity during the celebration. - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Smith family, from left, Hazel, 5, Shelby (mom) holding Archie, 2, and Ryan (dad) - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Asp family from left, Kimber, 3, Keith, Krista, and Grayson, 8 months - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Abbey Murphy, 8 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Sandeep Kaur, Subhamay Pramanik and daughter, Shanaya Pramanik, 2 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Lily Reda, 3, and mom, Meredith Reda - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Emily Murphy, 9 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Ember Oswalt, 5, and dad, Matthew - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Allyson Lall, Max Lall, 5, and grandma, Ann Mabry - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Mom Nikki Lemasurier with daughters, Harper, 5, left, and Lily, 3 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Emily Dickinson and son, Blake, 5 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Dustin Bates and son, Beau Bates, 2 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Henry Frazier, 2 - Photos by Tammy Cheek

About 150 families — with an estimated 75 children — celebrated New Year’s a little early at Town of Farragut’s 2nd Annual New Year’s at Noon event in Farragut Community Center Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31.

The celebration included popcorn with seasonings and other add-ons; craft tables, where attendees could design their own party hats; games, such as corn hole; a photo booth; a toast with ginger ale; and a balloon drop.

“We just wanted to do something for New Year’s with her,” Matthew Oswalt said of his 5-year-old daughter, Ember.

“We came out last year and really liked it,” Shelby Smith of Hardin Valley said. “We decided to do it again.

“It’s amazing,” said Merritt Piper, Town Recreation and Event manager. “The balloons are obviously the best part.”

She noted there were roughly 1,000 balloons suspended from the gymnasium ceiling that dropped as the clock wound to noon.