Q: Please list shredding dates when possible.
Answer: Here are the shredding events we have heard about for this month and the near future:
Girl Scouts Fundraiser, Lewisville Elementary School parking lot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 a box or bag, proceeds will be used by the Girl Scouts to fund service projects in the community. They will also be distributing tips about how to avoid identity theft, recover from an identity breach, and stay informed about current scams.
VFW Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road in Clemmons, 9 a.m. to noon. Shredding provided by COR 365 Information Solutions. Donations $5 a bag for local veteran programs and scholarships for seniors.
The Phoenix Company/Archive Information Management, 1396 Westgate Center Drive, 9 a.m. to noon, earlier if the truck fills up before the scheduled end of the event. Limit is four 30-gallon trash bags, suggested donation of $5 for the Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem and Kernersville.
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, 3543 Robinhood Road, 9 a.m. to noon. Accepting monetary donations to benefit food programs serving children in Forsyth County and other missions of the United Methodist Women.
Home Moravian Church World Mission Team, 500 E. Salem Ave. in the Salem College Fine Arts parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon. Donations of at least $5 a box will be accepted, with proceeds supporting World Mission activities sponsored by the church.
Surrey Bank & Trust, 145 N. Renfro St. in Mount Airy, 9 a.m. to noon.
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center event at The Children’s Center, 2315 Coliseum Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation of $5 a box or bag is requested to support Riverwood riders going to the TRAV horse show in Virginia. Another fundraising event will be held Sept. 16.
MFM Realty, 5335 Robinhood Village Drive, 2 to 5 p.m. Donations of $5 a box, proceeds will go toward purchasing books for a summer reading program.
Kernersville First Baptist Church, 401 Oakhurst St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 a box or bag, to benefit the Child Development Center.
If we hear of more events that are coming up before the end of May, we will run an update. Otherwise, the next shredding list will run in the SAM column on June 1.
SAM doesn’t generally run “lost and found” items, but this is a very unusual case, so we are making an exception.
J.P. is trying to find the owner of a high school class ring that was uncovered in garden soil on McClain Street back in 1975. However, since the soil was brought in for the garden, it may not have originated from that street.
The ring is from Granard High School, class of 1962, a now-closed school in Gaffney, S.C., that was a black school in the days before desegregation.
The finder of the ring, now in her 70s, would like to find the rightful owner or their family, and J.P. is assisting her in the search. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-347-6183 for more information.