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Florence Christian Church raffling off Pappy Van Winkle whiskeys to expand Shower Ministry facilities

Harold walks more than 60 miles a week from the barn where he sleeps to the Mission in downtown Florence to get his daily meal. Some days he stops by Florence Christian Church to get a shower, a snack, a drink of water and a friendly welcome. He collects discarded aluminum to recycle or picks up other odd jobs before he walks back to his “home.” In the hot summer or the cold winter, the opportunity to “freshen-up” in a clean shower facility provides Harold a moment of dignity in his otherwise demanding work of survival.
Purchase raffle tickets for the “Pappy For Dignity” campaign to expand accessibility to free showers and laundry facilities in Boone County.

Currently, Florence Christian has one shower and welcomes about 30 guests per week. 

Raffle proceeds will fund renovations to include 2 more showers and laundry facilities. Participants in this raffle can genuinely make a difference in the lives of the growing, vulnerable and housing-insecure population in Boone County. 
Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold. A raffle entry entitles the participant a chance to win the entire collection of six signed bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle whiskeys and rye.
Raffle Drawing: Sun., Sept. 8, Noon at Florence Christian Church Activity Center, 300 Main Street, Florence KY 41042 and broadcast on Facebook.com/FlorenceChristianChurch

Buy your ticket here. 

Florence Christian Church has received a generous donation of all six varieties of the 2018 release of Van Winkle whiskeys from Party Town in Florence. This rare collector’s set has been signed by Julian P. Van Winkle III, President and grandson to Pappy Van Winkle, and his son, Preston Van Winkle.
The entire set of six (6) bottles includes signed bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 year, Pappy Van Winkle 15 year, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, and Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year.  All the bottles will be awarded to one winner drawn at noon on September 8.  Raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased here.  Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold.  Raffle tickets are only available online. Arrangements for delivering the bottles will be made with the winner, with the preference being the winner pick the collection up at the church.
Florence Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) celebrates God’s welcome table of abundant love, grace, and acceptance. The congregation welcomes radically, serves boldly and forms faith every day. It is located at the corner of US 42 and Dixie Highway in the heart of downtown Florence. Worship is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Learn more at the website or on Facebook.

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Shower facilities at Florence Christian Church are open to the public Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Shower guests are welcomed by staff provided by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Senior Employment Program. 

When available, shower guests receive a snack, socks, clothing and other donated items. The Shower Ministry staff provides referrals to other agencies that provide support to people experiencing homelessness, food-insecurity and other needs.
Donations to the Shower Ministry can be made here or contact the church office to donate protein-rich snacks, new or gently used socks, linens or toiletries. Phone (859) 647-5000 Ext. 1
Kentucky Charitable Gaming Assigned Exemption is #EXE-0001660.

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