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New Year's Eve parties can require a lot of planning

(Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

It's New Years Eve and that means there will be a lot of people celebrating to bring in the new year.

There are a plethora of events here in the Heartland where you can raise your glass at the stroke of midnight. But setting up these events can sometimes require a lot of effort.

We caught up with people setting up at The Venue in Cape Girardeau on Saturday where workers were setting tables, adjusting lights and making sure everything is perfect for the last day of 2016.

The event is called "The Shades of Soul & GenX New Year's Eve Party." It's a rare event that features two local bands for a New Year's Eve public event in the same place.

We talked with event planner Nicolette Husk about the preparations that go into organizing such an event.

"Honestly, you can't have a one track type of mind at all," Husk said. "It all eventually comes together but there is so many fine details that I find myself doing one thing and skipping around to something else but it all works out."

Husk has been working the last several days setting up tables and coordinating how and where things need to go.

She said they expect more than 500 people to attend.

"It's fun. A lot goes into it but at the end of the day it all pays off."

Band crews are also on hand making sure equipment is in place and doing light and sound checks.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event goes on until 1:30 a.m.

They also will have phone numbers for CTA to call for those who need a safe ride home.

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