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Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham to discuss Ark Encounter at Eggs ‘N Issues, Williamstown event

Two Northern Kentucky events will provide community leaders and citizens the opportunity to find out more about the Answers in Genesis theme park, the Ark Encounter, currently under construction in Williamstown.

Answers in Genesis president and co-founder Ken Ham, will speak at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues event on Oct. 6.

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, at the Ark Encounter construction site (provided photo).

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, at the Ark Encounter construction site (provided photo).

“I am very much looking forward to sharing the results of our Ark’s feasibility study with our region’s business and civic leaders,” Ham said. “I think they will be surprised to hear about the park’s attendance estimates, and also how the Ark project will be a huge economic driver and job creator for the region.”

Ham will provide an update on the rapid construction of the massive Ark Encounter project ($90 million in phase 1), and share the economic impact the historical theme park should have when it opens in late summer 2016. The breakfast is open to non-Chamber members.

“I will share how the Ark’s opening will greatly increase attendance at the Creation Museum and the impact this will have on the hotels and restaurants in Northern Kentucky, which have already been flourishing because of the museum,” Ham said.

The Creation Museum has attracted over 2.5 million guests and added about $500 million to the regional economy, according to the Northern Kentucky Chamber.

A life-size, 510-foot-long (85 feet wide, 51 feet high), Noah’s Ark will be the centerpiece of the Ark Encounter, which is scheduled to open next summer.

Attendance at the Creation Museum in Boone County is expected to double, and the Ark is expected to add billions of dollars to the area’s economy over ten years.

A wooden bent being installed at the Ark Encounter construction site in Williamstown.

A wooden bent being installed at the Ark Encounter construction site in Williamstown. Photo by Mark Hansel

Ham will shares photos and video, including drone footage, of the Ark site. He will then be will be joined by AiG co-founders Michael Zovath and Mark Looy to take questions.

The 7:30 a.m. breakfast, takes place at the Receptions Banquet Center, 1379 Donaldson Highway in Erlanger, is $20 for Chamber members, and $40 for non-members. Pre-registration is necessary and is available here .

On Sunday, Oct. 18, Ham will speak at Williamstown Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. in the city where the massive Ark is being built.
During his talk, Ham will answer the most-asked questions people have about the Ark and Flood of Noah.
He will also give an update on the Ark construction, currently taking place on an 800-acre site off I-75’s exit 154 in Williamstown. This presentation will also include video clips that have been shot recently at the Ark site, which is just a few miles from the church.
Funding for the Ark Encounter has been raised through bonds and donations toward the $90 million first phase of the project. Over $75 million has already been collected.
Ham will be joined once again by Mike Zovath and Mark Looy at the community-wide, free event and they will answer Ark-related questions.
Williamstown Baptist Church is located at 214 Main Street. Additional meeting information can be found here .

Answers in Genesis, NKY Chamber of Commerce

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