SHIRLEY -- Why travel far on New Year's Eve? Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration, which features a full dinner and dancing!!

A great option for New Year's Eve is to celebrate the new year at the War Memorial Building in Shirley. The Shirley American Legion Post 183 is hosting this New Year's Eve Gala on Dec. 31.

The evening starts with a Social Hour including snacks at 6 p.m., followed by a full dinner catered by the Devens Grill at 7 p.m. After dinner music will be provided by Charlie Gallien's popular band "Back to Back" for your dancing and listening pleasure. And, at midnight there will be a complimentary champagne toast.

Dinner offerings will include a chicken dish, a beef dish, vegetable lasagna, Caesar salad, rolls and dessert. All this for only $35 per person. You can't beat this offer!

There will be only 100 tickets sold, so it's best to pick up your tickets soon. Some entire tables of eight have already been reserved. You may want to consider doing the same for yourself and your friends. What better way to celebrate the new year than with friends and close to home.

Tickets are available by calling 978-425-4888, 978-425-0336, or stop by and get your tickets from the Legion Lounge bartender.

We look forward to seeing you there.