Lexington Woman Receives Gift Of The Christmas Spirit

It was all the money she had for Christmas.

Last week, a Lexington woman dropped several hundred dollars in a grocery store parking lot.

Melody Hill says she lost $600, her Christmas savings, attached to a money clip, in the parking lot of the Foodland Market on Eureka Springs Drive.

The store's surveillance video shows what looks like someone picking up the money, but unfortunately no one has come forward to return it.

But in the midst of her frustration, the holiday spirit makes an appearance for one lucky woman.

She was working overtime trying to save up enough money to bring her daughter home for the holidays, but without that money, Hill says it won't happen.

Thanks to the generosity of a Berea woman, that is about to change.

Father Nick Pagano from St. Claire Catholic Church in Berea donated the money to Melody on behalf of a parishioner who wished to remain anonymous.

Thanks to this generous soul, Melody will get her Christmas wish.

She says she plans to use the $600 to drive to Florida on Christmas Day to pick up her 16-year-old daughter, so she can spend the holiday in Kentucky.


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  • by Joey Location: Lex on Dec 11, 2007 at 06:56 AM
    I sure do hope the lady who "lost" it is being honest and just didn't see who would be foolish enough to help her. Scams happen all the time and let's just hope this isn't one of them and God bless the anonymous donor.
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Dec 11, 2007 at 06:10 AM
    It's nice to know that there are still some good people in this world ...
  • by Gail on Dec 10, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    We may not know who this great lady is who gave her money to this lady...but God does...and may he bless you 10 fold!!
  • by b Location: ky on Dec 10, 2007 at 04:27 PM
    That is absolutely amazing! I'm very happy to know that there are wonderful people willing to help someone in need. Happy holidays!

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