June 28--Free fans will be distributed Thursday in Newton for elderly and disabled residents without access to air conditioning or other means of staying cool, officials said.
The fans will be given out from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Salvation Army Newton, 208 W. Sixth St.Westar Energy provided a local gift as part of a $60,000 fan distribution.
The fans are meant to provide some relief from sweltering summer heat for the elderly and disabled members of a community who do not have a fan or air conditioning in their home.
The Westar Energy in Motion trailer will also be there and will be staffed by customer service specialists who can provide account assistance, energy efficiency tips and a bottle of water.
Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger
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