The man who promised Austin a 2012 Trail of Lights says he will deliver.
Local running shoe store owner Paul Carrozza, through his RunTex Foundation, tells KUT News that he has put together the pieces of a $1.2 million dollar financing package. "We've raised enough to make it happen," says Carrozza. He says grocery chain H-E-B made the biggest commitment, followed by Dell, Samsung, Seton, and Vista Equity Partners. More sponsors are in the works.
"I felt strongly that we should keep it free to the public, and keep it free to the taxpayer, and that the community would support it through corporate underwriting, business sponsorships, and individual giving."