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Prove it: Day Three: I Lied

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Kenny York, Founder and Director of Manna Café Ministries, will be spending the next two weeks as a homeless man in an effort to bring increased awareness and compassion for the homeless. He and the Manna Café team are increasing their efforts to launch a full-time transitional shelter in Clarksville, even though homelessness is “a silent epidemic” in this fast-growing community. This is part four of his adventure.

Well, to start with, I have a confession to get off my chest: I lied. The ground under my tent is not more comfortable than the floor of the bus I slept on the first night. Actually, I didn’t believe it was possible, but I think it’s harder. Even so, I did sleep better. By the end of this two weeks, I’ll probably be able to sleep standing up. «Read the rest of this article»

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Prove it: Day Two: Madison Street and Sweet Tea

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Kenny York, Founder and Director of Manna Café Ministries, will be spending the next two weeks as a homeless man in an effort to bring increased awareness and compassion for the homeless. He and the Manna Café team are increasing their efforts to launch a full-time transitional shelter in Clarksville, even though homelessness is “a silent epidemic” in this fast-growing community. This is part three of his adventure.

Well, the first night out didn’t go as expected, but I survived. I got my new camp set up this morning. This one should go a little better—it’s a lot more hidden than the last one. It’s a little further from downtown than I wanted, but since it’s better hidden, it’s a good trade-off. For those who are wondering where I slept last night (being that I was evicted from my first camp), well, I did what a lot of homeless people do: I slipped inside a fence, crawled into the back of a vehicle, went to sleep, and slipped out again before anyone got there the next morning. This vehicle just happened to be the Love Bus at the Manna House. (I didn’t want to get arrested my first night out for trespassing or breaking and entering.)

Trust me, sleeping on the ground in a tent will be way more comfortable than on the floor of a bus.

My first night’s “camp.”

My first night’s “camp.”

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Prove it: Day One

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Kenny York, Founder and Director of Manna Café Ministries, will be spending the next two weeks as a homeless man in an effort to bring increased awareness and compassion for the homeless. He and the Manna Café team are increasing their efforts to launch a full-time transitional shelter in Clarksville, even though homelessness is “a silent epidemic” in this fast-growing community. This is part two of his adventure.

Today, there were a lot of “firsts” …

It was my first day standing on a street corner. «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café Ministries director Kenny York to spend two weeks as Homeless Man

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Kenny York, Founder and Director of Manna Café Ministries, will be spending the next two weeks as a homeless man in an effort to bring increased awareness and compassion for the homeless.

He and the Manna Café team are increasing their efforts to launch a full-time transitional shelter in Clarksville, even though homelessness is “a silent epidemic” in this fast-growing community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Prove It: Preparations

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Kenny York, Founder and Director of Manna Café Ministries, will be spending the next two weeks as a homeless man in an effort to bring increased awareness and compassion for the homeless. He and the Manna Café team are increasing their efforts to launch a full-time transitional shelter in Clarksville, even though homelessness is “a silent epidemic” in this fast-growing community. This is part one of his adventure.

Here I go! I’m about to start my homeless adventure.

 

Kenny York's first night sleeping spot

Kenny York’s first night sleeping spot

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for July 13th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Clarksville’s Wonder Kids Triathlon Registration Deadline, Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program, Liberty Live! concert, and Consumers Pledge Support for the Clarksville Downtown Market.

2nd Annual Wonder Kids Triathlon, August 2nd «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café accepting applications for Color Me Cool

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Calling all artists and ice cream connoisseurs!

Manna Café is requesting participants for the homemade ice cream competition and art show that will comprise the Color Me Cool Art Show and Ice Cream Festival, sponsored by Forefront Solutions and Clarksville Fencing.

All artists, high-quality crafters, and ice cream “chefs” are encouraged to apply for a spot in the festivities taking place on Saturday, August 2nd from noon until 8:00pm by emailing ColorMeCool@mannacafeministries.com

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Manna Café to host Color Me Cool Event, August 2nd

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Mark your calendars for the Color Me Cool Art Show and Ice Cream Festival—a groovy summer shindig with a hippie-dippy twist! Sponsored by Clarksville Fencing and Forefront Solutions, this Manna Café event will take place at 635 Frosty Morn Drive on Saturday, August 2nd from noon until 8:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café Seeks Volunteers for Mobile Pantry

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry on Friday, June 13th at Fellowship Church, 2201 Peachers Mill, starting at 10:00am.

At this event, Manna Café will be giving away food to anyone in the community needing assistance with groceries. A valid ID must be presented to receive a food box. «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café to host Mobile Pantry at Fellowship Church, June 13th

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry on Friday, June 13th at Fellowship Church, 2201 Peacher’s Mill Road, starting at 10:00am.

Please note that the location of this Pantry has been changed from a previously announced site. At this event, Manna Café will be giving away food to anyone in the community needing assistance with groceries.

Manna Café Ministries’ mobile kitchen.

Manna Café Ministries’ mobile kitchen.

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