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Party goers light an effigy at the 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration at Wild West Junction. This tradition of burning the old year is symbolic of cleansing the bad from the previous 12 months before the new year commences.

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Wild West Junction prepares for annual New Year’s Eve celebration

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With few organized events planned for New Year’s Eve, members of the Williams community are hosting a gathering to kick off the New Year right with a celebration at Wild West Junction Dec. 31.