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Kroger donates 1,000 roses to Masonic Homes of KY

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Kroger donated 1,000 roses left over from the Garland of Roses to Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Kroger donated 1,000 roses left over from the Garland of Roses to Masonic Homes of Kentucky.
Brittany Cecil with Masonic Homes of Kentucky says everyone was excited to receive the roses and be a part of the Derby experience. Brittany Cecil with Masonic Homes of Kentucky says everyone was excited to receive the roses and be a part of the Derby experience.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Leftover roses from the Derby Garland brighten the day for a special group of people.

Kroger has donated more than 1,000 roses to create the garland that will adorn the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. The leftovers were delivered to residents and workers at Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Avenue. 

The roses brought smiles to lots of faces, including nurses being recognized for National Nurses Week.

I think everyone is very excited to get these roses," said Brittany Cecil with Masonic Homes of Kentucky. "Everyone is familiar with the garland of roses and it being Derby week, it's very exciting to be able to receive one of the same roses used in the garland."

Masonic Homes includes independent living, assisted living and rehabilitation therapies among other services at its Louisville locations.

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