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Successful Front Row for the Fireworks Event at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) had a successful Front Row for the Fireworks celebration on Saturday, July 6. With nearly 1,700 attendees, visitors celebrated Independence Day with patriotic activities throughout the GRPM and ended with front row seats to the City of Grand Rapids’ spectacular fireworks display.

Among the attendees, foster children and their families were welcomed as special guests to enjoy the night’s festivities. Thanks to the generous donations and sponsors from the community, the GRPM was able to bring over 635 foster children and their families to enjoy Front Row for the Fireworks at no cost to them.

“The GRPM is proud to offer this experience to local foster families,” said Kate Kocienski, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at the GRPM. “We would like to thank our community sponsors who helped to make this fun and memory-making experience possible for foster families.”

The GRPM hosts foster children and their families at Front Row for the Fireworks each year, working with Samaritas, West Michigan Ronald McDonald House, D.A. Blodgett St. John’s Home, Bethany Christian Services, Kids Food Basket, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, Wellspring Lutheran Services and Family Promise. To learn more, visitgrpm.org.