LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Leadership Lufkin class has only been raising money for their dog park project for the last two weeks, but they are already seeing good results.
Class President John Fulbright said even though he does not have exact numbers, the group has raised close to 25 percent of the needed funds. The group did research on the project and presented their numbers to Lufkin City Council in September.
"We believe the project will cost between $40,000 and $50,000," said class member Starla Bickerstaff at the meeting. "All of these funds will be raised through donations from businesses and individuals."
Fulbright said over the next few weeks, the group will be handing out boxes to Lufkin businesses that will allow people to be able to leave donations.
"I call this the get 'er done class of Leadership Lufkin," Fulbright said. "They are just go-getters, and getting out and getting the community getting those funds raised. We have about 25 percent at this point."
The group has nine months to raise the funds. The 2014 group chose the project as their yearly class project. They selected the project based off of a survey they put out to the public.
The finished park will be on the property of Grace Dunn Park.