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500 People Celebrate the New Year with SRSLY!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 11th Annual SRSLY New Year’s Eve Party! More than 500 people attended the party this year, which was held from 4-8 p.m. at Beach Middle School on Monday, December 31.

Big thank you to our sponsors! We could not offer this party free to the community without you!

  • Chelsea Rotary
  • Stieper & Brust Orthodontics
  • Cole Funeral Chapel
  • Chelsea Wellness Center
The party kicked off with a performance by members of Chelsea House Orchestra on the cafeteria stage. Thank you to these youth for volunteering their time to entertain families on New Year’s Eve!
Kids had fun throughout the evening in the cafeteria decorating sugar cookies, making party hats, decorating SRSLY shirts, and getting their faces painted! Families also had a blast swimming, playing in the gym, competing in Gaga Ball, and rocking out with Guitar Hero in the video game room. Of course, the photo booth was blast!

New this year was the Escape Room, which was designed by SRSLY youth and was a huge hit! Groups helped save a sick alien by solving clues to finding the ingredients to make a healing potion.

The pizza flew by faster than 2018 – more than 900 pieces were eaten! Thank you to Jet’s Pizza of Chelsea for providing a generous discount on the pizzas so we can continue to offer it for free to all of the families.

We also had a record number of attendees complete the Activity Sheet and enter to win one of our grand prizes – a bicycle from Aberdeen Bike or a Nintendo Switch! More than 100 people also won prizes playing our giant Plinko board.

Thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes:

  • Breathe Yoga
  • The Potting Shed
  • Planet Rock
  • Thrive Personal Fitness
  • Common Grill
  • Biggby Chelsea

The night ended with group games and a crowd favorite: the pie eating contest! Plus, we counted down (early) to the new year with our traditional ginger ale toast.

View more photos from the party on our Facebook page at

Special thanks to:

  • Chelsea School District & Beach Middle School
  • Chelsea Aquatic Club
  • SRSLY volunteers!

Thanks for celebrating with us! Happy 2019!