8th Annual Shredfest 2019
8th Shred-Fest Tops Prior Years
On Wednesday, May 15, papers piled high once again for the 8thAnnual Shred Fest “Trash & Treasures” event held at the offices of Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. (EWMG) on Commerce Drive in Easton. The spring weather was delightful and community members brought in a record-breaking 8,850 lbs of paper, keeping private information out of the hands of potential identity thieves.
Due to the high volume of attendees, there were a few “traffic jams” as people waited to personally watch their documents safely exit their hands and go into the All-Shred truck. One attendee arrived an hour before the event started. As she waited in her car, EWMG employees brought her coffee and doughnuts, for which she was very grateful. She was the first in line when the All-Shred truck arrived and helped her to dispose of her papers. A doctor’s office in town brought an entire pickup bed full of old files and had to circle through the line several times before unloading all of their files. Once finished, they kindly helped others unload their documents.
Shred Fest guests enjoyed an array of doughnuts, bagels, fruit and coffee while they perused the interesting and informative vendor booths. The Talbot Co. Dept. of Emergency Services gave free blood pressure checks (perhaps a bit skewed due to recent doughnut intake). The Talbot Humane Society provided a lot of information for pet owners, including how keeping fresh water available is crucial to your pets’ health. Shore BBQ owner Montia Rice handed out delicious BBQ beef, turkey and ham sandwiches, which all disappeared quickly. They have been showcasing their BBQ creations at Shred Fest for years and are always a crowd favorite. Also in attendance were Avery Hall, CBIZ, the Talbot County Health Department, Home Instead, The Senior Center, Smith Travel, Md Healthy Weighs and The Small Agency.
Charlene Upham Antiques gave free antique appraisals. There was the usual array of jewelry, silverware, and decorative items. One guest even brought in a 50-pound ship lantern, which was carefully lugged in. Charlene Upham Antiques can be reached at 410-742-1392 in case anyone has follow up questions or would like information on additional antiques they own.
EWMG hosts this community-wide, free event every May to offer people a chance to shred unwanted documents (trash), receive free appraisals for antiques (treasures), and learn more about available, retiree-focused services in the area.