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Hundreds celebrate 2018 downtown

About 200 people braved the frigid cold Sunday night to watch the ball drop outside Parkview Field.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018 9:16 PM
Updated: Jan. 1, 2018 10:23 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Hundreds of people rang in the new year downtown.

About 200 people braved the frigid cold Sunday night to watch the ball drop outside Parkview Field.

This was the second year for the celebration, but the first with an actual ball.

Organizers made last minute changes because it was so cold.

But that didn't stop people from getting to the ball park early.

"It's just something different instead of being inside watching it on TV. Just thought we'd come out and it's something fun for the kids, see the ball drop," said Matt Chilocte.

Many people at also made sure to make a New Year's resolution.

The most popular one was to get healthier.

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