Times Square confetti to honor Dick Clark this New Year's Eve

By ANDREW DONOVAN

NEW YORK (WKTV) - Among the many things that WKTV alum Dick Clark will be remembered for, the most famous might be his association with New Year's Eve.

For the past 40 years, he hosted "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" every December 31st. He helped make Times Square the biggest New Year's celebration in the world.

This year will be the first New Year's Eve without Dick Clark but he will certainly be remember among the festitivies. Messages written by Dick Clark's fans will be part of the confetti that's showered on Times Square this New Year's Eve.

The Times Square Visitor Center & Museum announced that people can share their memories of Clark on the well-known square-inch pieces of confetti.

The Times Square Alliance says Clark "was instrumental in making New Year's Eve at the Crossroads of the World what it is today."

The longtime host of "American Bandstand" and the New Year's Eve ball-drop ceremony died Wednesday from a heart attack.

Before Clark rose to national prominence, he lived in Utica.Clark graduated from Syracuse University before accepting a job at WKTV in the early 1950s.

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