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Fireworks show marks a Milwaukee marriage proposal

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 19:07:39-04

MILWAUKEE — Booming fireworks on an April night sparked curiosity among people across the Milwaukee area.

The company who put on the show said the display was for a marriage proposal.

"I was just coming from working out, and I went to sit on the couch, and I was like that sounds like fireworks," Dr. Jason Cindric said.

"I thought well is this heat lightning? But then I looked out my window and I saw the flashes," Steven Delaney said.

Even former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tweeted a video of the fireworks display. He thought the show was in honor of Joe Bartolotta, an influential restaurant owner who passed away this week.

"I was assuming it was going to be for the Bucks or the Brewers," Julia Scopp said.

When people discovered the reason behind the light show they shared their congratulations for the happy couple.

A spokesperson for the Milwaukee County Parks Department said anyone can apply for a special events permit, but not all are approved. They said each application is reviewed and permit fees may vary depending on the location and event size. They explained that there is a 90 day minimum notice and $1 million liability insurance requirement for special events.

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