The Kenai Peninsula may not have its own glass ball to drop and ring in a new year, but, nonetheless, residents have the opportunity to rock until they drop.
Several area bars and restaurants will feature specials and live music to help revelers herald in 2002 on Monday night.
The Clam Shell Lodge, Mile 118.2 of the Sterling Highway, will have a New Year's Eve party with music by Tuff-E-Nuff from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Decanter Inn at Mile 107 of the Sterling Highway will offer complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres and party favors for those who come to see the band Icebox at 8 p.m. And there will be fireworks at midnight.
Guitar Wally is playing from 10 p.m. until the party dies down at the 4-Lands Bar across from Unocal on the North Spur Highway.
Fans of Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans will find the band at the Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The evening begins at 9 and goes until breakfast is served after the clock ticks in the new year. The Vagabond Inn promises food, favors, champagne and surprises.
The Danglin' Wrangler will help folks celebrate by playing at Jimmy's Cantina at the Katmai Hotel in Kenai.
To promote a safe new year, Am Vets Post No. 4 will provide free taxi service for those who come to sing karaoke with Penny Wilcox and toast in 2002 with champagne.
The Rainbow Bar will be partying in downtown Kenai with the Mabrey Brothers Band starting at 10 p.m.
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