Yadkin County residents can protect their private information at a free shred day event on June 13.
Local Government Federal Credit Union, Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yadkinville are teaming up to provide the service to free of charge to Yadkin citizens.
“The local credit union is providing the shredder and the advertising and we’re hosting the site,” said Jamie Johnston, with the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Yadkin Farmer’s Market on 1141 Tennessee Road in Yadkinville from 4 to 7 p.m.
It is recommended that citizens bring in any documents that include an account number, birth dates, passwords or PIN numbers, signatures, social security numbers, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.
Residents are asked to limit their drop off to three document boxes or 75 pounds of paper per person.
“This is intended for personal materials,” Johnston said. “It is intended to be a community event, and it’s not geared toward businesses.”
Alongside the shredding event Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Yadkinville Police Department will host a medicine for expired or unused prescription medication. The departments will also offer a crime prevention information booth.
The Yadkinville Fire Department will be on site to provide car seat safety inspections. The department will also offer a fire safety table and will have a fire truck on display.
The farmer’s market will continue at the shelter on its usual schedule and will offer a selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables for purchase.
“We tried to pick a day that would promote as many areas in Yadkinville as possible,” Johnston said.
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