With North Texas starting to bloom and blossom, it is the perfect time to start raising more than flowers. How about some fundraising for Dallas’ Katy Trail?
As a result of the partnership with the City of Dallas owning the land and the Friends of the Katy Trail providing for its upkeep starting 25 years ago, there have been more than 1.5M visits annually by locals and visitors along the 3.5-mile trail.
In order to keep things literally moving along, this year’s Spring Support Campaign goal is a nice round figure — $100,000. While that may sound like a heck of a lot of money, it’s just one tenth of the $1M it takes to annually care for the Trail “at the high level the community expects and needs.”
To rally the fundraising, two very good friends of the Trail, Lizzie and Dan Routman, have signed up to serve as the project’s honorary co-chairs. Almost seen daily taking walks along the Trail, Lizzie and Dan are well known for their community involvement and philanthropic endeavors.
As part of the recent “Campaign to Complete the Katy Trail,” Lizzie and her Horchow sisters, Regen and Sally, named a bench on the Trail in memory of their parents Carolyn and Roger Horchow.”
According to Lizzie,”The Katy Trail provides tremendous wellness and economic benefits to Dallas and is one of the city’s most important public spaces and destinations. Because the Trail is community-funded, Dan and I hope that many in our community will give to the 2022 Spring Support Campaign.”
While donations of any amount are welcomed, donors who provide $1,000 or more will be recognized online and on the Katy Trail. As for those generous types who give $5,000 and more, they’ll be invited to provide a company logo for the Trail’s website as well as Trail sign recognition.
* Graphic/photo provided by Friends of the Katy Trail