The Friends of Land Between the Lakes is seeking donations to use as a match for an anonymous gift which could net the recreation area up to $20,000.

The funds must be raised by May 1 to achieve the full match. The organization will be reaching out to supporters in the coming weeks.

Possible uses for these funds include improvements to the Golden Pond Visitor Center, including a new projector. These upgrades are "necessary," the group said in a release, to keeping the planetarium open and serving the region. "We have achieved over 90% of our goal of raising $220,000, which includes a significant contribution from Pepsi Mid-America," according to Friends of LBL Executive Director Aviva Yasgur. "We are asking all our supporters and everyone who appreciates the educational contributions of a planetarium in our region to give any amount they can. Every donation up to $20,000 will be doubled before this date."

The planetarium, one of only three in the state, is a unique feature in the region and serves as a public educational resource for people of all ages.

The Friends will be holding a Call-A-Thon on February 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. Supporters are encouraged to call the Friends at 270-924-2077 or 270-924-2088 prior to the Call-A-Thon to pledge gifts. Donations can also be made online by visiting

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