Small clubs, area churches hosting New Year parties

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 30, 2004

Party-goers looking for something to do New Year’s Eve will need to look outside of Demopolis to the small clubs and bars in this area – establishments that have a lot to offer in the way of entertainment and atmosphere.

The Club 28 in Greensboro will feature the Britt Gully Band Friday night, with party favors to help ring in the New Year. Cover charge is $10. The fun will continue Saturday night with the Wayne Mills band.

Diamond Jim’s and Miss Donna’s in Livingston will treat New Year’s revelers right with their usual assortment of good food, including ribeyes, filets, seafood gumbo and fried shrimp, just to name a few. For a $10 cover charge, diners will be treated to party favors and music by Bo Smith and the Southern Style Band. After 10 p.m., hor d’oeuvres will be available until the ringing in of 2005, when guests will receive a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year.

The restaurant and bar is located on Highway 28 toward Interstate Highway 59, just past Pizza Hut.

In the other direction, Callahans in Dixon Mills will also hold a New Year’s Eve party with music and favors.

The small club will host the Southern Express band while offering door prizes and party favors. At midnight, revelers will get the traditional glass of champagne as they toast to an even better year in 2005.

The club is located on Clay Hill Road in Dixon Mills.

In addition to the partying, several churches will help their congregation bring in the New Year with Watch Night services.

The Saints Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located at 903 Arcola Road in Demopolis, will host watch night services Friday night at the church. Services will begin at 10 p.m. Elder Frank Stiff is pastor.

Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Demopolis will also hold watch night services Friday. The services, which will be held at the church, will begin at 10 p.m. and will feature guest speaker the Rev. Willie Gaines, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Boligee.

There will be other guest speakers as well and different churches are invited to join in the fellowship. In addition to a gospel hour, the church will also host several gospel groups, singers, choirs and soloists. The Revs. James A. Purse and Timothy Paige are pulpit associate ministers.

Watch night will begin at 10 p.m. at the Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis, where the Rev. Fred D. Moore is pastor.

This event is sponsored by the ministerial alliance of Demopolis, and guest speaker is the Rev. Terry Gosa, pastor of the Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis.

From food to fellowship, there is not a shortage of things for Demopolites to do to ring in the New Year, but keep in mind that sometimes the best things come in small packages.