An announcement was made in January that the Shelby County Parks Foundation needed $100,000 to match a Recreational Trails Program matching grant. The grant to be used for Phase 3 of the Greenway Trail. The community responded – $71,315 has been donated by individuals and businesses!
Volunteer consultant Clay Cottongim said six of the donations came from anonymous sources, ranging from $2,500 to $22,000. “Those really made the difference in our attempt to match the $100,000,” Cottongim said, quickly adding, however, “Yet all gifts are definitely appreciated – from $15 to $500.”
The Foundation needs to raise the remaining $30,000 so that bids can be issued for the project and break ground in May or June.
NOTE- Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Greenway Trail, c/o Parks Foundation, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville KY 40065.