Although the expected 20,000 people didn’t turn out for Cleveland’s outdoor New Year’s Eve bash, organizers are pleased with the event.

“We haven’t done an official count yet but the reports show a little over 10,000 and we had over 1,000 for the VIP event,” Co-chair Teleange Thomas said.

It was the second year for the party organized by Ohio Homecoming, a group of young professionals whose goal is to build civic pride in Cleveland. It was moved from Public Square to Mall B this year because of construction on the square.

Thomas said the location for next year’s event hasn’t been decided yet, but she promises it will be bigger and better.

Cleveland Police said they didn’t make any arrests.


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