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Free meter parking Friday after Thanksgiving in Lexington

“Food for Fines” update

The Lexington Parking Authority announced today it will not be enforcing meter parking regulations on Friday, Nov. 25.

The goal of the Parking Authority, which was created by the Urban County Council in 2006, is to provide, maintain and operate adequate, high-quality, customer-focused public parking and encourage economic growth.

LEXPARK also announced that its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected nearly 2,000 cans during the first two weeks of the program. Over 100 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs Nov. 7-Dec. 16.

Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued on-street parking citation. There is no limit on the number of cans customers with multiple citations may bring in. Past due citations are eligible. The LEXPARK office is located at 122 North Broadway.

All canned food donations received by LEXPARK will be donated to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Canned vegetables which are at least 14-15 oz. large and protein items such as canned meat, bean or peanut butter are suggested. Expired, damaged or opened food donations will not be accepted. Please be considerate when selecting donated items. LEXPARK reserves the right to revoke a customer’s participation in this program at any time.

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