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Holden says he will put up $10K of his own money to pay fees for Knock Knock Children's Museum

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden holds up check for $10,000 to cover fees for Knock Knock Children's Museum. (Source: WAFB) Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden holds up check for $10,000 to cover fees for Knock Knock Children's Museum. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden will dig into his own pockets to make sure plans for the highly anticipated Knock Knock Children's Museum can move forward.

After the East Baton Rouge Metro Council refused to approve a waiver of fees for the museum, Holden called a news conference Thursday morning to announce he would put up $10,000 of his own money for the cause.

"I would not like to see any kid go through anything close to what happened at the council when we had the perfect chance to say, 'Let's help these kids, let's educate these kids,'" Holden said. "We have people who have been working 10 years as partners with the city-parish and virtually to watch the council turn their backs on them."

Officials finally broke ground on the new museum Wednesday. BREC said it hopes to be finished with the museum building by the end of next year.

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