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People celebrate as balloons and confetti fall from the ceiling at Tom Kelly’s during the restaurant’s early New Year celebration. Sean hastings/22nd century media
A group of friends dance together following Tom Kelly’s early New Year’s Eve balloon drop.
Brady Andrews, 6, plays with his noisemaker at the Tom Kelly’s New Year’s Eve party. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Sean Hastings, Editor
4:00 am CST January 8, 2020

For some, making it all the way until midnight is a tough task — especially when one has children whose bedtimes 

are before midnight. Sometimes, those bedtimes are the same for the parents. 

Tom Kelly’s Chophouse and Pub owners Kelly and Brett Trumpey have young children of their own and have dealt with the stress of trying to find something to do with the children on New Year’s Eve. That sometimes meant waiting in long fast food lines.