NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn Catholic church that gets so hot in
the summer that parishioners go elsewhere for worship is getting some deliverance from the heat in the form of a 24 foot industrial fan.
The only hitch is the unholy name of the Kentucky company that makes the machine: Big Ass Fans Co.
About 300 parishioners of the century-old Our Lady of Refuge
Church in Flatbush raised $7,500 to pay for the gigantic fan. Their names will be commemorated on its 10 stainless steel blades.
Parishioners hope the fan, whatever the name of the manufacturer, will help bring down temperatures in the house of worship that sometimes reach into the 90s.
A spokesman for the Lexington, Ky.-based fan company says they
have installed their machines in about 50 churches.
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