AROUND TOWN THIS WEEK
December 6, 2016
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IT'S NATIONAL HANDWASHING AWARENESS WEEK
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
The most critical times for hand washing are
before preparing food and after going to the
• Only 20% of people wash their hands before
• 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
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
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.