Bitter cold limits New Year’s plans

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Plans for a New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Fort Wayne have been scaled back because of the forecast for continued bitter cold. Sunday’s forecast calls for a high in the teens with a low near zero.

The bands and food trucks have been canceled. Spectators are welcome to watch the event from the comfort of their cars. The second annual ball drop will go on as scheduled at the stroke of midnight, at Parkview Field at Ewing and Brackenridge streets. There will be fireworks, too. The ball drop and fireworks are free.

The 8-ft.-diameter ball will be lit with LEDs and hoisted above the corner of Baker and Ewing streets.

Visit fwballdrop.com for details.