December 6, 2016

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It is National Handwashing Awareness Week It’s Flu Season, It’s Holiday Season with lots of cooking and baking. It’s a time of year when many people gather. Maybe that is why this week has been named National Handwashing Week. As a whole, most people are not very good when it comes to handwashing. Handwashing can prevent illness and transfer of germs. It’s a simple process, but many people skip the process.

On the average, you come in contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing you to 840,000 germs. A VERY good reason to wash your hands!

The most critical times for hand washing are before preparing food and after going to the bathroom.

• Only 20% of people wash their hands before preparing food

• Less than 75% of women and less than 50% of men wash their hands after going to the bathroom

• Every time a toilet is flushed with the lid up, a fine mist containing bacteria such as E. Coli and Staph is spread over an area of 6 square meters. The area around sinks in public bathrooms is 90% covered in such bacteria.

The recommended washing time is 15 seconds. The ideal washing time is 30 seconds.

For every 15 seconds spent washing hands, 10 times more bacteria is removed.

• The average person spends less than 10 seconds washing their hands

• 30 seconds of using hand sanitizer kills as much bacteria as 2 full minutes of handwashing

For more information on handwashing visit our website www.mayersmemorial. com

Fall River’s Christmas Light Parade is Saturday
Christmas Light Parade starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday.

The bonfire at its conclusion had to be canceled because the parade actually ends inside the fairgrounds where fires are not allowed.

However, not only will Santa be there as always, but there will be a story-time from 7 to 9 p.m., Kahuna’s will be there for those who have worked up an appetite participating in or watching what is predicted to be a great parade.

Twelve Days of Christmas will also stay open for those who want to enjoy some shopping.

The parade lines up at the Corporation Yard on Glenburn Road at the western tip of Fall River Mills and wends its way along Highway 299E, ending in the fairgrounds.
Cantata Performances this Week

“GO SING IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,” a Christmas Cantata directed by Alison Maki. Performances: Saturday December 10th,
3pm, McArthur IM Evangelical Free Church Sunday December 11th, 3pm, Burney Presbyterian Church.
The choir, surrounding Director Alison Maki, is pictured below with the soloists in the first row l to r, Melanie Kerns,
Bill Johnson, Karen Adams, Director Alison Maki, Jean Rodgers and A.J. Weinhold.