Lexington Council members now have updated information about private fundraising strategies for a major downtown park project. Blue Grass Community Foundation’s Allison Lankford offered a report on the Town Branch Park Tuesday.
The aim is to raise $31 million over a five-year period. Lexington Businesswoman Ann Baakus is chairing the philanthropic portion of the drive. She expects officials with the Lexington Center to honor previous verbal agreements about land for the park. “Cause, they know, if their word isn’t good, they got trouble with me,” said Baakus.