PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia wraps up 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010 | 8:17 p.m. CST;
updated 1:03 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 30, 2013
Isabella McGarity, 6, breaks it down at the Videology dance party at City Hall during the First Night festivities on Friday. "She's serious when she's dancing," Tim McGarity, Isabella's father, said. Videology was started by Daryle Bascom of Columbia several years ago and is typically reserved for night clubs around town, but Bascom made a "kid-friendly" dance mix for First Night.
COLUMBIA — Despite warm afternoon temperatures, families bundled up to attend this year's First Night festivities.
Magician Jade Tjin from California amazed the audience with “snowflakes” at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts during First Night activities.
Surka Noeooe from the St. Louis Hoop Club welcomes the audience with an LED hula hoop on the balcony of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts for First Night.
Jade Tjin from California performs Chinese magic rings as part of her First Night performance.
Alexis Doebelin, 4, gets festive with accessories from Maude Vintage on Friday at Missouri United Methodist Church. Adrienne Doebelin, mother of Alexis, watched her daughters play dress up in the church’s lobby. “I enjoy all of the shows and the fun,” Doebelin said. “I also like the children’s fireworks.”
Spike Bones performs at City Hall for First Night's "Alternative Fitness Fun" event for families on Friday. Bones has been performing and playing the 19th-century-instrument "bones" for more than 30 years. "First, I looked for an art skill ,and then I saw an old man playing the bones," Bones said. "And I said, 'That's for me.'" Bones has been participating in Columbia's First Night festivities for about 10 years.
First Night patrons exit City Hall as the fire alarms go off inside because of fog from the Videology dance room on Friday. Events being held inside were put on hold until the fire alarm could be turned off.
First Night 5K runners make their way down Sixth Street at the beginning of the race on Friday. Runners were surprised by the nice weather during the race.
Archer Fried-Socarides waits for his mother, Alex Socarides, to cross the finish line during the First Night 5K on Friday.
Magnus Holmstrom of Jefferson City placed first in the First Night 5K with a time of 15:44.8 on Friday afternoon.
Time chips are removed from the runners' shoes after they finished the 5K on Friday.
Gary Laforce, left, and Don Moore, right, begin sound checks at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Ninth Street in preparation for the First Night events on Friday. Laforce and Moore work for Nelson Audio, which is managing all of the lights and sound for the New Years Eve celebration.
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