to r: Bonnie Thornton, Chair for Circle of Love and
Director of Volunteer Services, Jacquie Sale, Market
Analyst, Gary Ginn, Santa and Coroner, Marti Sale,
Department Administrator, Psychiatry, and Margaret
Florence, Administrative Staff Officer, Dentistry
Ky. (Dec. 12, 2003) -- Hundreds
of Central Kentucky children will have a happier
holiday again this year thanks to University
of Kentucky employees.
annual Circle of Love provides presents from clothing
to toys and bicycles for underprivileged children
in Fayette, Bourbon, Scott, Woodford, Madison,
Jessamine, Nicholas and Clark counties.
and counselors from schools in the eight-county
Central Kentucky area select students to receive
gifts and send the list to members of the Circle
of Love committee. UK employees and departments
participate in the program by buying gifts from
a wish list made by the children.
holiday season is for the children, who, without
our university community, may not find anything
under the tree. It is a wonderful feeling knowing
you helped make it special for them,” said
Bonnie Thornton, chair of the program.
employees recently dropped off gifts at the UK
Student Center and Hospital. Schools picked up
gifts today, Friday, Dec. 12.