Club offers New Year's party for kids

KINGMAN - Hit the town or pop the champagne bottles at home without worrying about the little ones this New Year's Eve.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kingman, 301 N. First St., is providing a New Year's Eve celebration for youth in Kingman and surrounding areas.

They will open their doors at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 for children age five and older for a sleepover party.

Executive Director Noreen Frisch, staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman, a registered nurse and several other volunteers will supervise the children during the evening.

The number of youth participants is not limited because of the amount of volunteer help, Frisch said.

"Every one of my staff members told me, 'If you need me, I'm here,'" Frisch said.

The celebration will include games, prizes, party items, music and a midnight grape juice toast. Children must be picked up by 10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

This is the first year this location is doing a sleepover for New Year's Eve, Frisch said.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kingman has done sleepovers in the past for Make A Difference Day in October, Frisch said. The location generally gets a good participation from the community.

"It's just a fun atmosphere," Frisch said.

As with previous sleepovers, reservations to participate are required by parents or legal guardians. For the New Year's Eve celebration, registration is required by Wednesday.

The cost is $50 a child to participate.

Beyond providing a safe and fun environment for children, the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman is using the evening as a fundraiser for the center.

"We are in jeopardy of closing our doors in January," Frisch said. "We need to think outside the box to see if people have some money and get something for it."

For more information or to reserve a spot for the New Year's Eve celebration at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman, contact Frisch at (928) 718-0033.