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October 3, 2012

News and Tribune letters: Oct. 3, 2012

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> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Want a chance to explore the Ohio with ACL?

Living along the mighty Ohio River is a real treat. Watching the barges travel up and down the river has always been a spark for discussions: “Where are they going?” “What are they hauling?”

For almost 100 years, American Commercial Lines has been transporting items such as coal, grain, steel, petroleum and chemicals along our waterways. Have you ever wished that one day you could cruise along in one of the gigantic towboats that travel up and down our river?

Well, here’s your chance.

ACL has graciously offered a two-person, multi-day ride on one of their towboats to be auctioned off during the Howard Steamboat Museum’s Annual Wine Tasting on Friday. You can have the opportunity to interact with and watch the crew at work as well as enjoy the beautiful river scenery.

If you are interested in this opportunity, you have two avenues to obtain a towboat cruise of your dreams. First, you may attend the Wine Tasting event at the ACL’s fifth-floor conference room overlooking the river. There will be a variety of wineries present as well as the New Albanian Brewing Co., and food. The cost is $40 per person. There will also be a silent auction.

Can’t make it to our wine tasting? Then you can call the Howard Steamboat Museum 812-283-3728 and offer a bid for this once-in-a-lifetime cruise. We can take your bid information over the phone.   

Jeffboat has offered a Churchill Downs Jockey Club Suite for our silent auction as well. The suite holds 24 guests and the package includes $500 for food and beverages. You can also bid on this item by calling the museum.

The Howard Steamboat Museum Wine Tasting Committee would like to thank ACL and Jeffboat for their support in this fundraising event. Our beautiful museum must raise funds every year for operating expenses and the funds from this event will support that goal.  

See you at the wine tasting.

— Shawn Turner, fundraising chair, Howard Steamboat Museum, Jeffersonville

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