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Downtown Business Association creates GoFundMe account for downtown BR beautification project

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

In an effort to keep the Downtown streets looking beautiful, the Downtown Business Association is spearheading an online donation campaign to supplement the cost of hiring a professional landscape company to maintain the Downtown flower pots.

Officials with the Downtown Business Association created a GoFundMe page and stated, "The goal of the project is to concentrate the flower pots along Third Street and ensure beautiful accents along the busy corridor throughout the year. Fresh plant materials will be introduced each season, and the pots will be watered and cleaned on a regular basis; keeping them tidy and beautiful at all times."

"With the support of the Downtown Development District, Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and Visit Baton Rouge, this grassroots beautification campaign seeks any donation large or small to assist in the implementation of its program. Various sponsorship levels allow for different types of recognition, including posted name plates and gift bags."

The goal for the online campaign is $18,000. Contributors can donate any amount, but there are reward levels offered. Master Planters, those who donate $500, will be invited to a VIP reception, receive a Friends of Downtown goody bag, and a recognition plaque will be displayed on a potter. Seed Sowers, those who donate $100, will be invited to a VIP reception and receive a Friends of Downtown goody bag. Green Thumbs, those who donate $40, will receive a Friends of Downtown goody bag.

If you would like to donate, click here.

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