Christmas in September Fashion Event & Dinner – Sept 4

The 7th Annual Christmas in September Fashion Event & Dinner to benefit Prodigal Ministries will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, featuring:

  • Pat Day, Racing Hall of Fame Jockey — Guest Speaker
  • Terry Meiners & Rachel Platt, WHAS11’s Great Day Live — Co-Emcees
  • Free Valet Parking

The Christmas in September Event & Dinner is sponsored by Corporate Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Cocktail Sponsors: Brown-Forman and Volare Italian Ristorante; Valet Parking Sponsor: Blue Grass Motorsport; and Media Sponsors: Today’s Woman and Louisville Public Media.

Paying It Forward

What a blessing to see the fruits of of Prodigal labor at work.  We see it in the faces of former clients who return for visits with updates of their new homes, new jobs and new lives.  We also see it at work when our clients get together to help each other.

We saw it when a community client was in need of a roof on the house he now raises his son in. He was scheduled for surgery and knew that he would not be able to perform hard labor for a while.Paying It Forward - New Roof

In the spirit of “Paying It Forward,” some other community clients and the client’s AA family got together and decided to put that roof on. The Prodigal ladies got busy and provided hot dogs, chili, homemade cookies and soft drinks.

It was a great day and reminds us of why we do what we do.

Spirit of Prodigal Award Honors Prodigal’s Mission in Action

There is a common spirit among the people who walk side-by-side with ex-offenders on their journey to successfully reenter society. It is a spirit of compassion, faith and hope.  Our staff and volunteers have that spirit, and it is shared by others who have taken an active role in helping men and women start anew and avoid a return to prison. In 2012, the Spirit of Prodigal Award was established to recognize individuals and organizations whose mission aligns with that of Prodigal Ministries.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Spirit of Prodigal Awards.  Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates compassion for the plight of ex-offenders and their quest to not re-offend.
  • Assists ex-offenders to rebuild relationships with their families and communities.
  • Is involved in the comprehensive effort to help men and women return to productive and independent living in the community.
  • Becomes a role model for this at-risk population.

The deadline for nominations is July 14, 2014.  Click Here for a nomination form or email requests and questions to

Award recipients will be honored September 4, 2014 at Prodigal Ministries’ 7th Annual Christmas in September.  The event will be held at Seelbach Hilton Louisville. Christmas in September is sponsored by Corporate Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Boutique Marketplace & Cocktail Sponsor: Brown-Forman; and Valet Parking Sponsor: Blue Grass Motorsport.

Annual Golf Scramble Set for June 9 at Audubon

With the advent of spring, we are busy planning for the 9th Annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. Join us Monday, June 9, at Audubon Country Club for a fun-filled day of golf while supporting the mission of Prodigal Ministries.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch in the clubhouse. Then it’s out to the course for a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The day wraps up with an awards ceremony  and dinner at 4:30 p.m..

The memorial event is sponsored by Brown-Forman and Stock Yards Bank & Trust.  If you don’t golf, you can still help by sponsoring a hole or donating an item for our silent auction.

The entry fee, which includes lunch and dinner, is $250 per person or $1,000 for a team of four.  Call 502.749.9194 to register.

Many thanks to Jack Shea and his committee for coordinating this annual event. See you on the green!

Thanks to Woodmen of the World Chapter 14!

Prodigal Ministries was the recipient of a $500 donation from Woodmen of the World, a national insurance and financial services provider.  Chapter 14 Field Representatives Tom Boles, Gary Roberts, Joe York, Area Manager Bellinda Landry, and Chapter 14 Treasurer Leslie Boles presented a check to Prodigal Ministries Executive Director Jennifer Partin, Director of Programming Pat Blanford and Administrative Assistant Cindy Case.
Woodmen of World Donation
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