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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