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A taste for Grace

Kentucky congregation raises $12,000 for Haiti

More than 170 members and friends of Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, Ky., attended a backyard fundraiser and raised $12,000 for Grace Orphanage and Grace Theophile School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in July — six months after the earthquake.

Participants bought silent auction In addition to tasting wine and bourbon, participants bought silent auction items including this commissioned painting of the orphanage by artist Joan Wilhoit (right). The orphanage dormitory was destroyed by the quake, but the girls, ages 3 to 17, escaped unharmed.


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