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Public meeting aims to air both sides on the question of keeping the Grand Haven cross

Posted at 11:13 AM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 11:13:50-04

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Both sides of the controversy over the cross on Dewey Hill are expected to be heard at a public meeting Wednesday at Loutit District Library.

The meeting is sponsored by the Grand Haven Tribune, and it begins at 6:00 p.m.

Two groups have been going head to head on the question of whether the presence of the cross on the top of Dewey Hill across the channel from downtown Grand Haven is a violation of the constitution. Both groups have Facebook pages pro and con.

But the question of keeping the cross has been around for years, including a time in 2012 when its removal was considered to preserve Dewey Hill, according to the Tribune.