Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher, First Lady Host State Employee Open House at Governor's Mansion

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Canned goods, monetary donations collected for local organizations

FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 800 state employees and their guests visited Governor and Mrs. Ernie Fletcher at the Governor’s Mansion today for the annual state employee open house.

State employees generously donated 520 food items and $203 during the open house. Food donations were delivered to the Frankfort Soup Kitchen following the event. The monetary donations will be presented to the YMCA Commitment to Children project, a program providing children with the opportunity to participate in YMCA activities.

“Time and time again, state employees show their generosity in giving to the community, and today is no exception,” said Governor Fletcher. “Glenna and I wish all state employees and their families a safe and happy holiday season.”