Posted on: March 30, 2017

City of Texarkana Texas receives two grants from Union Pacific Foundation

Union Pacific Foundation presents grant funds to the City of Texarkana, Texas

The City of Texarkana, Texas accepted two donations from Union Pacific Railroad’s Foundation for the Texarkana Texas Farmers’ Market and Historical Downtown Bicycle and Pedestrian Tour. The Foundation donated $6,500 to the City and its downtown partners on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The money will be used to improve the Farmers’ Market, and implement heat mitigation strategies to keep both vendors and customers cooler during the summer months. The market will once again rent a large tent to help cool the area, which is currently not covered.

The grant to the Bike Tour will be used to design interactive signage which will highlight various locations around the Arts and Historic District. This piece of the grant works in unison with the initial grant made by Union Pacific Foundation in 2016 to fund the Bike Share Program in downtown Texarkana.

For more information about the Farmers’ Market or Bike Tour, please contact the Holden Fleming at 903-798-3901 or holden.fleming@txkusa.org.

Pictured in photo (from left to right): Ina McDowell, Mayor Bob Bruggeman, Velvet Cool, Holden Fleming, David Orr, Dan Harbeke, and Fischer Thompson