Welcome the New Year twice

Celebrate Twice

To help area residents safely celebrate the New Year on both sides of the time zone, complimentary shuttles will run between Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach.

Special to The Star
Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

With the New Year almost upon us, it’s time to celebrate…twice!

Before making any personal resolutions, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and Mexico Beach Community Development Council have asked that you make a resolution to stay safe.

But because the area spans two time zones, safety and celebrating twice intertwine.

To help, a series of complimentary trolleys will be provided for those who wants to celebrate the countdown in the Eastern Time zone and then again in Central Time on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 31.

“It’s a free way to enjoy the night’s festivities safely,” said CDC executive director Kimberly Shoaf. “You can trolley-hop all over Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, enjoy two great fireworks shows and get to ring in the New Year twice.”

The annual Celebrate Twice event will ensure revelers safe passage to Port St. Joe watering holes that include The Thirsty Goat, Regan’s Oyster Bar, Reid Avenue, Lookout Lounge and Marina Cove, home of Dockside Sea Food and Raw Bar, Ronnie B’s and Haughty Heron.

Once the clock has struck midnight and 2014 has received a warm welcome in Port St. Joe, the celebration can start all over in Mexico Beach at the El Governor Motel, Toucan’s Restaurant, Mango Marleys, Fish House Restaurant and Rustic Sands Campground.

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