Highland Chamber Has Hand Sanitizer Units & Sign Stands to Loan for Events

According to a press release, the Highland County Chamber of Commerce now has a free loan program of portable hand sanitizer units and portable sign holders for events in Highland County.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the public has become increasingly aware of safety measures when attending social gatherings.  In anticipation of providing such additional safety measures and increasing communication with visitors, the Chamber sought financial means for this program.  An anonymous donor gave $5,000 to the Chamber to purchase hand sanitizer units, personal protective equipment, and sign stands for increased communication at upcoming Highland County events.

Twenty battery-operated portable hand sanitizer units with adjustable heights are available to rent from the Chamber.  Twenty adjustable portable sign stands, that will hold posters up to 11 x 17 inches, are also available to rent to display safety protocol information, such as social distancing practices, masking requirements or directional flow.

Interested parties will need to fill out a simple form for rental and then pick up and drop off the units at the Chamber’s office at The Highland Center in Monterey.  The program is completely free, although if an interested party would like to make a voluntary donation, one gallon of hand sanitizer will refill a single unit almost four times.

Remaining funds have been used to purchase personal protective equipment such as face masks, gloves, alcohol wipes and other materials needed for the Chamber’s largest upcoming event, the 2022 Highland County Maple Festival.

The hand sanitizer units and the sign stands have already been used during the Highland County Fair and the Hands & Harvest Festival.

If anyone in the public is interested in renting the units, please contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at 540-468-2550 or director@highlandcounty.org.


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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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