Big Ass Fan To Cool Church Congregation

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by ghettochip Location: richmond on Jul 31, 2008 at 03:19 PM
    that's fantastic!
  • by Bones Location: East ky on Jul 31, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Too funny
  • by BILL Location: ASHLAND on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:02 AM
    ITS JUST A NAME....NO BIG DEAL...
  • by cw on Jul 30, 2008 at 08:49 PM
    Glad the church is getting cooling of some sorts. I can remember back when the only cooling system was the old funeral home hand fans...you dont see them used very often. Last time I saw those was at a high school graduation in an unair conditioned gym.
  • by Bender Location: Lexington on Jul 30, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    Wow.. for a second I thought this was "The Onion."
  • by George Location: Ashland on Jul 30, 2008 at 04:08 PM
    I was in Lexington recently and nearly fell out of my car laughing when passing by this business. I did a big double take thinking it might be a restruant sign (for the lower body version of Hooters). Now there is an idea for a budding entrepreneur! ;-)

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