- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - A group of citizens is launching an effort to save a 48-foot cross in Grand Haven from being turned into an anchor.

The city council voted Monday to transform the cross that has sat on Dewey Hill overlooking the channel that leads to Lake Michigan since the 1960s. The subject drew heated debate with opponents arguing that a religious symbol shouldn’t be displayed on city-owned property.

Jeff Grunow has organized a Facebook plan to save the cross and also plans to establish a crowdfunding campaign to buy Dewey Hill. He tells WOOD-TV (https://bit.ly/17p975i ) that supporters need to step in as private citizens and guide the city council toward the right decision.

Although Grunow no longer lives in Grand Haven, he says the cross was an important part of his heritage.

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Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com

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