EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.-- Representatives with the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas say enough funds were raised to prevent the play from shutting down.
Gospel Station President, Randall Christy says there were more than enough pledges to prevent foreclosure on the play's property. Because of the New Year's holiday, the station had an extra day to raise .
The economy and what Christy calls an unusual set of circumstances caused the massive debt, but he refused to say anything more.
The play is important to the town and means a great deal to the community. Last week, business owners of Eureka Springs and residents met to figure out a way to save it. One motel owner told us 20 percent of her business comes from tourism the passion play brings. But, that's not what inspired her to donate a thousand dollars.