In a twist on the old adage about singing for your supper, the three choral groups from Boyle County schools sang for HUGS Sunday afternoon.
The HUGS in question is actually an acronym for "Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks," and attendees to the "We Are The Music" concert were asked to bring donation items as their price of admission. By the time the performance began, several collection boxes in the Boyle County High School lobby were full.
"It is definitely a charity event," said Boyle Choral Director Nancy Ward. "I work as director of music at a church in Lexington, and I actually stole the idea from them. We do a HUGS benefit there each year, and our choral students here in Boyle County loved the idea."
The donations made by the crowd that filled one complete side of the Boyle County High School gymnasium will be used to benefit needy children in Boyle County, Ward said.