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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

We hope that you had a great Memorial Day weekend. As our world continues to change, we promise to keep you updated weekly with our Newsletter and daily with our COVID-19 webpage and social media.

May is coming to a close, but there is still a few more days to participate in Fairgrounds Appreciation Month. You will find this week's themes below. Today's theme is Education. When sharing your stories and the ways you serve your communities, make sure to tag us on social media, and use #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth and #WFAHereToHelp. Keep up the great work!

As always WFA is here for you! Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can help you with!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE DOING
 
 
 
 
NEW! Drive-thru car adventure comes to Tualatin
KGW8
A drive-thru zoo in Tualatin is providing some safe and fun entertainment for families trying to get out of the house this weekend...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Virtual Drum Lessons
Stree Drum Coprs
From beginner to advanced...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Professional Disinfection Redefined
S.A.F.E
What Makes the Most Powerful Disinfection Agent for your Facility...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Ice Cream Delivery
Olde Tyme Ice Cream
Introducing Our Weekly Delivery Schedule: We Thank You and Appreciate Everyone trying to keep the #FairFood spirit alive! Orders can be placed at: rebrand.ly/OTICorders Don’t see your city but wondering if we’ll swing by your area? Feel free to send us a message directly!...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
FROM THE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
NEW! Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Extension provide guidance for fairs, livestock shows
The Independent
With Memorial Day, comes the summer season of county fairs and livestock shows in Nebraska leading up to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island around Labor Day...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: A Dozen States Show Uptick in Cases, as National Picture Improves
The New York Times
Mixed messages have left many workers and their communities in the dark about the extent of the spread of the coronavirus. Crime has fallen in many U.S. cities during the pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world
CNN
More than 5.5 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, as well as at least 347,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus pandemic in the US
CNN
Nearly 100,000 people have died in the US since the start of coronavirus pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Most publicly listed companies keep coronavirus small business loans
Fox Business
More than four-fifths of publicly listed companies that received emergency small business loans from the U.S. government have held onto them, sticking with a certification that they need the money, according to data from market research firm FactSquared...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! World Health Organization pauses study of hydroxychloroquine in global trial
Politico
The World Health Organization is pausing the use of hydroxychloroquine in its global study of COVID-19 treatments amid a review of safety data, officials announced Monday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! 8 ways to go out and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic
Vox
People are starting to leave their homes again. Here’s how to do that and stay as safe as possible...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How Long Does Covid-19 Coronavirus Last On Different Surfaces?
Forbes
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actually “change their minds” this week about the potential risk of Covid-19 coronavirus being spread by contaminated surfaces? Not really. Not even on the surface. Plus, two scientific studies have shown how long the virus can remain detectable on various surfaces, but more on these later...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! When amusement parks reopen, what will it be like?
CNN Travel
Think back to your amusement park adventures in those heady days before the coronavirus pandemic...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! NBA in talks to resume play at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN
The NBA has entered into exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about resuming its season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, in late July, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said Saturday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Six Flags announces extensive new safety measures for reopening parks
Amusement Today
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will reopen with limited capacity beginning June 5, 2020...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Woman Travels 130K Miles to Bow Down Before Every Korean War Memorial And Thank Vets for Their Service
Good News Network
That’s the mindset that guided my 90-day journey across all 50 states in 2018 to visit almost 100 Korean War Memorials and meet 1,000 veterans along the way. Ever since I almost died in a car accident 12 years ago, I have considered each day as a bonus day, anyway...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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