Fair Lesson: Spread Soap and Water, Not E. Coli Infection

August 24, 2015

There was a lot of hand-washing going on during the Northwest Washington Fair last week in Lynden, WA. Yes, there were the usual farm exhibits, carnival rides, food booths, music, talent shows, and much more. But the 24 hand-washing stations placed around the animal barns, along with a team of specially trained “Hand-Washing Ambassadors,” underscored the fair’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy gathering place for the approximately 200,000 people who attend the popular event each year.

Fairgoers line up at one of the 24 hand-washing stations at last week’s Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA.

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