Cache Valley singles invited to New Year’s Eve celebration

A program and dance for Cache Valley singles ages 46+ will take place on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the LDS Logan South State Center, 350 W. 700 South. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will sponsor a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday for Cache Valley singles ages 46 and older. The activity will take place at the Logan South Stake Center at 350 W. 700 S. from 7:00 p.m. until midnight.

“We’ve got more than 8,000 singles in this age group in Cache Valley,” said Lucille Hansen, who coordinated the entertainment for the evening. “We want to invite everyone to join us on New Year’s Eve for this wonderful activity. We won’t turn anyone away.”

Hansen, who has played an instrumental role in musical programming at the Logan Tabernacle, is thrilled to welcome Logan performer Katie Francis to the stage to kick off the New Year’s Eve celebration. Francis will be joined by two of her siblings, Michael Francis and Daniel Francis, and two friends, Michael Dressman and MarKaye Hassan.

“The Francis family is just super talented,” said Hansen, “and so are Katie’s friends. It’s going to be a very, very exciting evening.”

The music and entertainment provided by the Katie Francis group will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the dance floor opening at 9:00 p.m. Following the program, games will be available for guests who’d prefer not to dance. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Dress is casual.

Adding a program to the annual New Year’s Eve party for Cache Valley singles is new this year and was an idea proposed by Hansen. Many years ago, Hansen was involved in coordinating “Safe, Sane and Sober” New Year’s Eve celebrations that were held at the Logan Tabernacle and the Utah State University Spectrum. Reflecting on the success of these activities and their accompanying programs, Hansen wanted to offer participants in this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration a similar opportunity.

“When they asked me to help with the New Year’s Eve this year,” she said, “I got thinking about our musical programs that we would have and how well they were attended, and I said, ‘we can do it again!’ And sure enough, we’re going to do it. So come and enjoy. It’s just really going to be a fun time.”

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