The 2017 Fan Drive conducted by the Red River Council on Aging is underway. Director Liz Cannon said they have received their first donation of fans. And she knows more are on the way. Pictured are Cannon, Michael Braswell of the COA and a stack of donated fans.
Cannon told The Journal “Amazing Grace Baptist Church on Highway 71 donated the first 20 fans.” Cannon added “we distributed 108 fans last summer. Our goal is 200 fans in 2017.”
The fan drive is conducted to provide relief from summer heat to elderly residents of Red River parish. “If you live in Red River parish and are 60 years old or older you’re eligible. There is a limit of one fan per household” Cannon said.
Residents of the community are asked to contribute fans now, before heat becomes unbearable. The Council on Aging is taking applications for the fans and will distribute them in the parish.