More than 100 Mercy co-workers and their family members, including several physicians, came to the Town and Country Fair Parade July 29 to help kick off the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair. Mercy parade marchers wore Mercy’s “One Team. One Name. One Purpose” T-shirts, representing the integration between Mercy and Patients First, and gave ice cream, fans and Frisbees to cheering crowds seated in lawn chairs along the streets.
During the Washington Town and Country Fair (August 1-5), Mercy clinicians staffed the First Aid Station and hosted one day of Safety Land by giving car seat installation inspections, bike helmet giveaways and fittings and nutrition advice. Nearly 500 helmets were given away. A few Mercy physicians also appeared in newspapers and on local radio offering safety tips to fairgoers so that their time at the Fair wouldn’t be interrupted by preventable health matters such as sunburns or allergies.
The Town and Country Fair in Washington attracts as many as 95,000 people each year, making it one of the biggest fairs in the state. Mercy is proud to be a major sponsor and grateful to all the clinicians and co-workers who work the event and show their support for this great community event.