According to the City of Ludington Daily News (COLDNews) "The Harbor Festival Stearns Park Beach bonfire Wednesday night, July 2, 2014, saw a crowd grow as the sunset neared and they were rewarded, on a cool, fall-like night, with a fall-like sunset."
Whereas the Ludington Torch appreciates the intent of these beach bonfires to advertise our humble forum, it must be stated that the City of Ludington, who sanctioned this event, did so without regard of their own rules. Section 38-72 of the City Code says explicitly: "No person shall kindle or build fires in any park or beach, except in fireplaces or grills provided for that purpose." There are no exceptions noted. Why can our local government ignore with impunity the rules they pass onto the rest of us?