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Fairfield 1st Friday’s Purchases 2 Portable Sinks With Grant From GJCF

Announcement from Fairfield 1st Friday’s:
Yesterday we got a delivery! It was a big delivery!
Since the beginning of Covid-19 we have been researching and looking at ways to make our events safer/healthier for our community. When our local public health tells us it is safe to return to having in-person events, we want to be prepared and ready!
One of the many recommendations for preventing the spread of Covid-19 (and other viruses) is good handwashing. When you host events outdoors, proper handwashing is a little more of a challenge. We wanted to make sure that we are doing everything possible to keep our community safe. The Greater Jefferson County Foundation awarded us a grant to purchase two portable sinks, with on demand hot water, and touchless operation, as well as supplies for the first season. We are so excited! They have arrived!
These sinks are self-contained and do not put grey water into our storm drains. They are emptied into a wastewater drain. After many phone calls and learning new things about water disposal, we decided that these were the perfect sinks for our events! These sinks were in high demand and we have been anxiously waiting! We look forward to the numbers in our area improving, and eventually being able to resume the outdoor monthly events, the free Movies in Central Park, and enjoying being a community that comes together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company!
We would like to thank the Greater Jefferson County Foundation for the generous grant funding, as well as Terry Baker, Director at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, for sharing information and suggestions regarding what she is seeing other organizations and venues in Iowa do to protect their events and community. We would also like to thank the City of Fairfield, Fairfield
Waterworks and Scott Vaughn for their patience with the many, many questions and guiding us in the right direction for information with wastewater disposal!
Stay healthy! Hope to see you all soon!

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