VIDEO: BALL DROPS IN OWOSSO...LITERALLY
Lit Ball Lowered to Ring in 2018 Breaks Loose and Slams Into Platform
Despite bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures, hundreds of people poured onto downtown Owosso streets to usher in the new year with a Times Square-style ball drop. The ball lowered in a seemingly usual fashion, but moments before midnight, seemed to get stuck. Then, less than a minute after the clock struck midnight and Auld Lang Syne began playing; fireworks illuminating the sky, somehow the ball broke free and fell, crashing into the platform below.
We're told by those with an up close look at the post-drop ball that it sustained damage. Fortunately, there appeared to be no injuries.
The incident was streamed live in a Facebook video on the Downtown Owosso page. See the moment it happened in the video below. It happens at around the 31 minute mark.
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BELOVED PERRY PASTOR PASSES AWAY
Funeral Service to Be Held Saturday in Williamston
Beloved longtime pastor of Family Christian Church of Perry, Michael Bennett, passed away at age 60 on Saturday, December 23rd. He was also the owner of Michael Bennett & Sons Construction Co. in Haslett.
Friends, family, business associates and congregants are mourning Bennett's passing; Jessica Maine Douglas wrote on Facebook, "Mike was my pastor for many years...he helped me establish my foundation with the Lord. He baptised me in his pool.