BRIDGEPORT — By the time the barkeeps at Bernice's Tavern yelled last call Monday night, folks from all over the neighborhood and beyond had donated more than 1,800 gallons of water and $700 cash for people suffering from the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Mich.
"It was very cool," said Bernice's baritone-voiced showrunner Stephen Badauskas of the water collection driver he hosted Monday.
The cases of water began to stack up early Monday, when two suburban women — a cancer survivor and a woman with an uncle in Flint — dropped off eight cases.
"It was a fun bunch," Badauskas said. "It was a steady stream all night long."
The 1,800 gallons of donated water and $700 cash is now on the way to Flint.
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