April 26th, 2010

Spring is here!

It’s springtime in Western Washington. Dreary-eyed Seattleites shed their fleece and flannel and emerge blinking and incredulous into the sunshine that glimmers all around. The sweet, dewy breeze gently wafting over Puget Sound induces feelings of boundless possibility. The Mariners confidently reclaim the field, motorists swerve in confusingly facile driving conditions, and of course, SMCU hosts another successful free Shred Day.

How successful was Shred Day?

This was the third year of SMCU’s beloved vernal tradition, and attendance was better than ever. Was it the Top Pot doughnuts or fresh Starbucks coffee that drove them there? Motives aside, happy members (and non-members) once again lined up at our Georgetown branch (now open Saturdays 10-2) with their boxes and bags of old photos, sensitive documents and incriminating dairies. Many people carpooled to the event with friends. One participant even rode a bus from Greenlake with her box of documents to shred. We saw at least 100 cars over the three-hour event and shredded close to 6000lbs of documents.

Take a look at our photo gallery to get a sense of the mirth and satisfying accomplishment that was enjoyed by all.

Missed Shred Day?

If your enjoyment of the season has been dampened by having missed our spring Shred Day event, don’t worry; there will be another one in the Fall. We hope to see you then.

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