This article originally appeared in the February 11, 2010 issue of The Record
By Glenn Rutherford
With the help of Epiphany parishioners and others, children of backside workers at the track have a place to go during chapel services
Thanks to the combined efforts of Church of the Epiphany parishioners, members of Southeast Christian Church and Kosair Charities the children of Churchill Downs backside workers have a new place to gather.
The trio of benefactors has been working for several months to buy one of the “Tumblebus” vehicles from the New Albany, Indiana, couple who started the exercise bus program.
Rev. Ken Boehm beside the Trackside Ministry Tumblebus
The bus, which was re-painted and refurbished, will be parked year-round adjacent to the chapel in the racetrack’s stable area. When backside workers gather for Monday evening worship services, their children are now able to have supervised activities in the bus, guided by certified child-care volunteers.