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Fan drive spins into action, blows in relief from heat

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Top: Leader photos by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Jamie James, with the Ruston Star Lodge, unloads fans to donate to the Triad Fan Drive. Bottom: Emma Williams (far left) and Mattie Houston (far right) receive fans from (left to right) Jamie James and Thomas James of the Ruston Star Lodge as part of the annual Triad fan drive.

Temperatures are rising, giving residents an opportunity to give back to their elderly neighbors.

The annual Triad Fan Drive is kicking on, and the Ruston Star Lodge has already donated about 15 fans to the cause.

Emma Williams, elderly services officer, said the summer can be a difficult time for elderly residents.

“The hot summer months are upon us, and we have many elderly citizens within Lincoln Parish that do not have a fan or an air conditioner,” Williams said. “Some citizens cannot afford to purchase a fan or an air conditioner.”

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