Local wreaths go full circle in giving back

Published 11:04 am Tuesday, November 22, 2016

As Thanksgiving comes and goes, the Jessamine County Courthouse is getting into the season and circle of giving.

For the past 16 years the Jessamine County Courthouse has filled their hallways with wreaths to kick off the holiday season and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 

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The wreath display becomes a silent auction from Nov. 28 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The proceeds of the wreaths are split evenly between non-profits in Jessamine County, including the Salvation Army, Community Action and Wilmore Community Center.  County Administrator of the Judge Executive Office Kelley Woolums said last year the Circle of Giving Wreath Display brought in $695, giving $139 each to five different causes in Jessamine County.

All the proceeds go to the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce, where it is divided between the non-profit organizations. 

The wreaths are handmade and brought in from businesses, county offices and other members of the community. Judge Executive David West said anyone from the community can bring in a wreath.

“People who make the wreaths get so much enjoyment out of it,” West said. “It is a fun way to give back.”

After a wreath is won, it can be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 3.

For more information visit www.jessamineco.com or call 859-885-4500.