Soberfest proves there’s fun at end of addiction

Wow. What is Flint’s recovering community doing right? Can this all be attributed to the UAW?

Sponsored by UAW Local 598 and the support group Maintaining Our Sobriety Together, Sunday marked the 13th year for the event held at the Union City Ball Field on Torrey Road.

A crowd of about 1,500 – many of them families with children – enjoyed food, games, pony rides, a trout pond, dunk tank and more during the all-day fest that organizers hope will make recovery a little smoother.

“Things become easier when they realize that they don’t need alcohol as a social lubricant, that they can have a good time and don’t need alcohol or drugs to make that happen,” said Bob McKamie, a work/family representative for Local 598.