Fans for Fairfield keep everything cool this summer


FAIRFIELD -- Because Southern Illinois summers are very hot and humid, members of Fairfield First UMC decided they would help those in the community that either do not have air conditioning or perhaps their air conditioning is substandard.

Members purchased three-speed box fans and distributed them. As a way to keep the financial burden off the church budget, the congregation held a rummage sale in the church’s fellowship hall and a pork burger sale. More than $2,200 was raised during this one-day event and the first 100 fans were ordered.
As the summer heat intensified, so did the need for cooling. At one point, the church had purchased every box fan in the community, and in a matter of minutes, all of the fans were given out.
Several distributions have been made with a total of 250 fans distributed not only in Fairfield but throughout Wayne County.