Cash wins, fireworks, chainsaw juggling rings in 2015; STGnews Videocast

Mad Chad juggling three chainsaws at the Washington City Community Center New Year’s Eve Bash, Washington, Utah, Dec. 31, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — It was out with the old and in with the new as the community came together to ring in the new year at Southern Utah’s largest family-friendly New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring Mad Chad chainsaw juggler from the Progressive Insurance commercials among a long list of festivities.

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Videocast by Leanna Bergeron and Melissa Anderson, St. George News and KCSG

The night kicked off at 5 p.m. at the Washington City Community Center, located at 350 N. Community Center Drive in Washington, and featured an endless array of entertainers including Mikalene, Lyndy Butler and Steve Lemon, Identity Crisis, Famous Unknowns and DJ Festive Sounds. New Year’s Eve celebrants didn’t skip a beat clapping, cheering and singing along with the featured bands.

The most action-packed event of the night and crowd favorite was the Mad Chad chainsaw juggling act which had people on the edge of their seat throughout the entire performance as he juggled chainsaws, knives and a wide variety of unique and thrilling items.

Many partygoers brought their swimsuits and took part in the dive-in movie which offered the movies “Maleficent,” “Frozen Sing Along” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” for swimmers to enjoy while they took a dip in the pool.

The event also featured a dazzling fireworks display and a balloon drop filled with $500 in cash for those lucky and fast enough to grab a balloon.

There was no shortage of fun with separate rooms offering a variety of activities that took place throughout the night. There were also many mouthwatering treats and other food offered by Waffle Love, Texas Roadhouse, Mama Knows Pizza and more.

The New Year’s Bash was a perfect way to say farewell to 2014, and ring in 2015 with a bang.

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  • koolaid January 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Where’s the dancing?

  • Billy jean January 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    There was lots of dancing!! And a really cool kid that was doing the worm! A great party for families

  • evil twins mommy January 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    It was well planned and there was lots to do the kids had a good time.. it was a great family environment. Kudos Washington City.. Thank you

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