The annual campaign to raise money for the flower baskets in downtown Austin recently kicked off as the flower basket committee is aiming to raise $45,000 to go toward the baskets for the coming spring and summer.  Committee member Bonnie Reitz spoke with KAUS and stated that the committee is seeking to reach their fundraising goal in the program’s 25th year….

Reitz went on to talk about how you can donate to the program….

The number of baskets has grown from 164 in 1995, the first year of the program to 248 this year, which was the number of baskets along Austin’s downtown streets last year.  Rietz also noted that the money donated can be donated in somebody’s name to celebrate a special occasion.