By STEVE KALTRUANEN, Associated Press reporterAssociated PressFLINT, Michigan (AP) The firecracker noise at a popular local pub, where people gather for a weekend fireworks celebration, is starting to make people feel nostalgic for a time when fireworks were legal.
It’s been a month since the city of Flint was forced to ban fireworks, a move that sparked a backlash and led to a lawsuit.
Now, a group of people who have been in the bar scene for years are using the experience to call on city officials to reconsider.
The pub is now a popular gathering spot and a place to celebrate the fireworks celebration.
But it is also home to a handful of residents who live in poverty, and the owners of the bar are calling on city leaders to reconsider the ban.
It started when one of the owners, Michael Bowers, said he heard loud noises at the pub on the night of May 12.
He was shocked and told the bar owners to do something about it.
He then started receiving messages from other people in Flint who heard the noises and were also shocked by the noise.
Some of those who contacted Bowers were from Flint and knew someone who had lost someone in the city’s devastating water crisis.
Bowers’ business partner, Chris Danko, was at the bar with a friend on Friday night.
He said that while he has been hearing the noise for the past few years, he never expected fireworks would become a hot topic in his community.
Bowers said that he and Dankos saw the signs of the city banning fireworks but decided to get involved anyway.
The group decided to organize a “Fireworks Run” on the day after the fireworks ban was put in place, to raise money for a homeless shelter.
They had a lot of volunteers on hand, Dankot said, and it became a fundraiser for a shelter.
But when they found out the bar was getting a fireworks permit, it became even more of a cause celebre for people to come out.
There were people in the crowd who were going to do their own fireworks show and get loud and make noise, he said.
People would go outside and start making noise, and then you’d see them walk away and then they’d be back inside and start the show again.
It wasn’t until a few days later that Dankota and Bowers noticed signs at the window that said the bar could be a source of fireworks for the event.
They thought, OK, this is a good time to do that,” he said, referring to the time before the ban was enacted.
They also heard about other bars that were allowed to hold fireworks on the same weekend, he added.
That made it even more important for them to organize and raise funds.
On Saturday, the bar became a rallying point for people from all over the community.
It was also a place for people who felt like they were isolated to come together and share their stories, Dinko said.
It felt like we were a group in our community.
We were all part of the same community.
And now, people are getting together again and people are feeling a sense of community again.
They’re not just just talking about it in a community, but sharing their own stories, too, Dunko said, adding that they are starting to get the word out to people who don’t know anyone in Flint about the fireworks.
The group is working to make it a more regular event.
They are hosting events every other weekend at the same time, with a goal of raising $250,000 for a local homeless shelter that is working with the shelter.
The money raised will go toward providing housing for people in need, according to Dankow.