GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Christmas has been saved!
A group of area business leaders have come together to pay for the Grand Rapids Art Museum to put up their annual holiday tree at Rosa Parks Circle downtown. Over 40 businesses have donated $1,000 each to cover the costs of the GRAM.
The emergency "Save the Christmas Tree" effort was led by downtown developer Charlie Secchia and attorney John Inhulsen. Plans are being made to set up a fund with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. to keep the tree lit in future years.
Tuesday, the GRAM said that they needed $50,000 to replace the 50,000 LED lights on the tree that had been used since they first put up the tree in 2006.
We'll have a live guest in the studio with more on the effort during the 4:00pm news.