Posted April 22, 2021

Mark your Calendars! The Spring 3-in-1 Shredding event is coming up on Saturday, May 15 from 9 am to 12 noon at The Gathering Place. Follow the directions to the first stop, a large Shimar shredding truck which will chew up any documents you may have that need secure disposal. The shredder can also take most folders except for the hanging type that have metal hangers. Please stay in your car and wear a mask. There will be volunteers to take whatever you have to shred right out of your car. This keeps the line moving smoothly. The second stop of the event is The Fire Extinguisher Station where expert staff from United Fire and Safety Equipment Company can check the pressure of your fire extinguisher for free to see if the pressure is still what it needs to be. They can also show you how to safely use your fire extinguisher. If your fire extinguisher does need a refill, they can do that for you for a fee. The third stop is the Chatham County Sherriff’s van where you can safely drop off unused and outdated medicines.

This very popular event has been organized by volunteers from the FHA Green Scene twice a year for more than ten years and is an expense item in the FHA budget. In recent years the event has been underwritten by SunTrust Bank (now Truist) and by Fearrington resident, Amy Ghiloni, a Realtor with ReMax United.

—Maggie Tunstall, Former Director of Community Affairs