Students Raise Money To Host Town Hall

Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 05, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Some Lexington High School students are planning to hold a town hall on gun violence next month. They have almost everything in place, but they’re asking the community for help with the last thing they need…the funds for the venue. 

"The national March for Our Lives movement gave us a little inspiration for this town hall," said McKayla Weaver, a Lafayette High School junior. 

Weaver is just one of the students planning to host the town hall. They have almost all of the planning finished. They have lined up panelists including Senator Reggie Thomas and Representative Kelly Flood.

"We do have our location as the Lyric Theater in downtown as we saw as being a great cultural and historic hub of Lexington,” said Weaver. "The problem is right now we are needing to raise about 300 more dollars to make that a reality."

The students have set up a YouCaring page. The donations will also help them get the word out about the town hall and any extra money they will raise will be donated to the "Every Town For Gun Safety" Organization. 

"We’re hoping that they will talk about ways to prevent gun violence whether that’s through gun control or whether that’s through just discussing the issues that people are facing," said Weaver. 

The students are planning to hold the town hall on May 2 from 6-8 p.m.