This is an activity that should be abolished. It seems to be largely family
friendly, but what it really does is train children that it is acceptable to be
out until all hours of the night. As these children become teens and young
adults, their appetetites will demand more and more stimulation. The inevitable
result will be greater indulgence in substance abuse and immorality. Wise
parents will treat New Years Eve as the hedonistic abomination that it is and
will avoid it at all costs.
I think this is a great tradition! Sure gives a great alternative to what is
otherwise usually a pretty boring holiday! I especially commend the planning
committee on making it Family Friendly. Way to go with two times for Fireworks,
and including other family activities. Salt Lake leads out once again in how to
do a holiday right!