The Exeter Lions Club rang out the old and rung in the new year with fun, funny, fanatical and fantastic celebration.
Above: Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Exeter for the Exeter Lions Club’s latest installment of the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Their ears may have been ringing after the fireworks, but their eyes were entertained all night long. Right: This colorful float was just one of the many parade entries fighting for a chance at $1,000 first place prize. Left: The Exeter Union High School Polo-R Bears put on their speedos and surfed tires down Pine Street. Below Right: The Exeter Dorksmen wrestling ring brought back WWF greats Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Hacksaw Jim Dugan and Rowdy Roddy
Piper. For parade winners, see page A10.
– Photos by reggie ellis/sun-gazette.