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Kathy Lolungvall, left, creates a ring on two-year-old Claire Scott's finger during the Family Museum's annual Noon Year's Eve celebration for kids on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Two-year-old Claire Higgins of LeClaire watches the last of the confetti drop.
Three-year-old Isaac Schwartz of Bettendorf was all smiles as he sat on his dad's (Andrew) shoulders during the balloon drop at the Noon Year's Eve celebration Tuesday. The annual event, held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, featured music, chalkboard party hats, confetti cones, face painting and a countdown to noon.
The Family Museum in Bettendorf hosted its annual Noon Year's Eve celebration for kids on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Guests were treated to music from the Myers Brothers Band, chalkboard party hats, confetti cones, face painting and a countdown to Noon with a balloon and confetti drop.
Marissa Wiesse, 4, of Bettendorf holds onto a balloon during the annual Family Museum's Noon Year's Eve celebration for kids on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
The Blaser Family — Tyson, left, Holly and children Brooklyn and Brice, pose with the Ascentra Credit Union mascot Jumpin' George during The Family Museum's annual Noon Year's Eve celebration for kids on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The photo booth was part of the fun at the annual celebration.
A Family Museum tradition, Noon Year's Eve, helped young patrons celebrate the arrival of 2020 much earlier than the clock.
Children and their families gathered together and filled the Great Hall of the Bettendorf museum. Hundreds of guests, big and small, were on hand as the clock struck noon and the celebrating began.
After a final countdown, balloons and confetti dropped down onto the Great Hall floor filled by youngsters and parents.
In addition to the magic moment, children enjoyed face painting, make-and-take crafts as well as the regular activities and exhibits at the museum. They also were treated to music by Myers Brothers Band as well as an appearance by Ascentra Credit Union's mascot Jumpin' George.
Here are some of the scenes from the day: