New Years bell ringing in Milwaukee helps drown out noise of gunshots...

In a revival of an old custom, bells of Milwaukee will ring in unison at midnight on New Year's Eve as a message of peace.

This is in part due to the efforts of The Bells of Milwaukee, Inc., an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by Russell Klisch, the president, founder and owner of Lakefront Brewery.

Klisch founded the organization to combat a recent New Year's practice of celebrating the turn of the year by the firing of guns.

"Once people start hearing bells, they will want to hear bells instead of gunshots. That's our hope," Klisch says.
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Someone will have to talk to His Excellency....

1 comment:

athomemama said...

Wait. What? People in Milwaukee go outside and fire guns into the air to celebrate New Years?

Uh. I hope they shoot blanks, but I am not too optimistic.