Krewe of Excellence members donate to COA ‘Beat the Heat’ Fan Drive

Members of the Krewe of Excellence Natchitoches set out to help the parish elderly “Beat the Heat” this summer by donating to the Natchitoches Council on Aging (COA) annual electric fan drive.

“When it comes to nature, the elderly community is very conservative,” said Krewe President Ronald Helaire. “At times, the elderly can go all day without turning on their air conditioners. These fans help them stay cool during the day and night.”

Pictured above are Krewe members taking time out of their schedules to deliver the fans to the Council on Aging. From left are Judith Hayes, Shawnya Paige Oliphant, John Robinson, Community Service Co-Chair, Tan’Keia Palmer, Community Service Co-Chair (kneeling), Ronald Helaire, Betty Sawyer Smith, COA Executive Director Alice Barrios and COA Outreach Coordinator Patrice Parker.