The fans kept coming and coming, until they totaled 299.

The Panola County Sheriff's Office, Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center, Winkler Place Assisted Living, Texas Home Health and Heartsway Hospice hosted their annual fan drive for Mission Carthage and Tri-County Community Action through June 19.

Volunteers delivered fans to both nonprofits on Tuesday. Fans will be given to people in need to help them get through the summer months.


Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.