The Town of Gates is naming, 2017, the year of “Celebrating Community” and this slogan will be put on the side of the Police Cars and other Town Vehicles. On Friday, December 30, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm the celebration is set to kick off the new year by having the community-wide event at the Field House of the Gates-Chili High School. There will be camp fires set up in the parking lot, horse drawn hay rides, music, bounce houses for the kids and food for sale by the Gates Chili Sports Boosters Club. At 9pm there will be a Fireworks display. And hopefully, take a group photo outside with the crowd holding “glow sticks” to show our awesome community partnerships.