Board Member Rallies Business Community to Save Downtown Christmas Tree


Charlie Secchia, a member of the Board of Directors at Legacy Trust, and John Inhuslen, a local attorney rallied over 40 local businesses and individuals to donate the funds needed to display this year’s Christmas tree at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

Donations totaling more than $50,000 should cover the estimated cost of displaying a Christmas tree with lights this year. For the past nine years, the Grand Rapids Art Museum has covered the cost, but due to an increase in capital expenditure, the Museum decided to not absorb the cost of the tree.

The collaborative efforts of leaders in Grand Rapids truly make this city a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

WOOD TV 8 featured Charlie and John in a news segment. You can view the video clip here: Donors Save GRAM Christmas Tradition