The secret to this success story was obvious — people working together to achieve a common goal. No hidden agendas, no dissention among the ranks; just good old-fashioned fundraising.
Do your homework, determine your need and ask people for it — and it worked!
Hats off to the City of Grand Haven, the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and countless other organizations, individuals and families who stepped up to the plate to help get this done.
The real beauty is that the total number doesn’t reflect the very generous contributions of materials and labor made by numerous businesses to help get the job done. This allows the fundraising committee to set some money aside to address general maintenance and repairs that will surely arise.
Not everyone loves the Musical Fountain. The popularity of the new lights and the new music varies, depending on who you ask, and that’s OK.
The point is that the Musical Fountain will go on nightly throughout the summer for thousands to enjoy. And for that, all who helped in the campaign should be proud to have been a part of making it possible.
Thank you for your overwhelming and generous support of this local landmark.
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