Cities all over NSW are deciding whether to go ahead with their fireworks displays this New Year's Eve.
It's a hard call.
Thanks to the generosity and hard work of McCormack Barber, and the passion of principal Peter McCormack in particular, Orange has enjoyed sensational family-friendly New Year's Eve event.
Backed by sponsors and funds from the likes of Orange City Council, this event has raised money for charities while providing a night to remember full of fireworks and fun.
However not everyone is keen to see fireworks go ahead this year.
A number of communities have spoken against the fireworks, including Shellharbour and closer to home Bathurst looks set to pull the pin on its fire works display this New Year's Eve.
According to Mr McCormack he's already committed to the upcoming fireworks display, having paid a deposit, so fireworks will be incorporated into our New Year's Eve festivities.
Let's hope people who are impacted by the drought, many of whom live in our region, are able to take a break from their everyday stresses and spend the night with their families enjoying themselves.
No doubt as always the event will be used to raise money for a worthy cause, hopefully one that's drought related.