KXAN is once again teaming up with Family Eldercare and KGSR for the 23rd Annual Summer Fan Drive. With summers in Texas reaching dangerous temperatures, the Fan Drive provides needy Central Texans with relief from the life-threatening heat.
For over 20 years, the Summer Fan Drive has been serving low-income seniors, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. Funds raised during the Fan Drive go towards the purchase of fans and air conditioners to help individuals and families beat the heat.
The community is encouraged to donate to this great cause and can help in different ways. One great way to help is by donating funds online at summerfandrive.org. A donation of $15 will be able to help someone in need with one fan.
Fan Fare Friday , the Fan Drive's main event, is held every year at the end of June at Threadgill's World Headquarters on Riverside Drive. It's a day of celebration to donate fans or funds and listen to some live music. This year's event is Friday, June 21st.
Something new for this year's Fan Fare Friday is Threadgill's Pancake Pileup. Morning commuters who donate $15 or a fan will receive a free pancake breakfast courtesy of Threadgill's. There will also be some kid-friendly activities this year including a bouncy house, a children's concert, face painting and much more.
Fan Fare Friday Schedule:
Daytime Events & Live Music
- 6:00 am - Onsite donation acceptance begins
- 7:00 am – 9:00 am - Pancake Pileup (donations of $15 or new fan)
- 9:30 am – 11:30 am - BISCUIT BROTHERS kid's concert (suggested donation of $15 or new fan)
- Noon – 1:00 pm - South Austin Moonlighters
- 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm - Afternoon concert series
1:30 – 2:30 Marshall Hood & Carson McHone
3:00 – 4:00 Matt Dunham, Mark Allan Atwood & So Long Problems
4:30 – 6:00 Ashley Monical, Kem Watts, Eric Hisaw & Debbi Walton
KGSR Lonestar State of Mind Evening Concert ( ticket required *)
- 8:00 pm - Doors Open
- 9:00 pm - Charlie & Will Sexton with Shannon McNally!!
Fans for Fans is another great way to donate to this worthy cause. Every year, KXAN and Family Eldercare team up with the Round Rock Express for Fans for Fans Night. Express fans are encouraged to bring a fan in exchange for a pair of tickets to that night's game. The date for this year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th when the Express take on the Oklahoma City Red Hawks.
Help KXAN and Family Eldercare keep Austin cool this summer.
The 2013 Summer Fan Drive is proudly sponsored by:
Family Eldercare would like to thank:
KXAN would like to thank:
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