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Ripon gala marking beginning of 2017
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A New Year’s Eve gala is being planned at Ripon’s Spring Creek Country Club in its spacious and elegant new clubhouse near the Stanislaus River above the award winning 18-hole course.

The evening will be kicked off with a no host cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. Guests of members are welcome, according to Bernie Brown, food and beverage manager.  Multiple food stations are being set as a Live Action Buffet for the club’s guests prepared by Chef Cody Epperson – including live carving, made to order pasta, seafood, finger foods and a salad bar.

Dancing will add to the excitement of the evening to renditions of the Lucky Devil Band where a total 150 diners are expected to take to the dance floor and usher in the New Year and attend a majestic balloon drop of more than 1,000 balloons that will mark the first minutes of 2017.

“We’re going to dance and have fun and break into 2017 the right way,” Brown said.

*RIPON VFW PIST 1051: A New Year’s Ever Dinner and Dance is planned for Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 at 12455 West Ripon Road.

The prime rib dinner at 7 p.m. is followed by drinks and dancing.

The cost is $55 per person. Designated drivers will be available.

Tickets are available at the post canteen or by calling 209.599.6815.

To contact Glenn Kahl,