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“Bring Three, Shred for Free” Event
“We believe you’re never too young to be a contributing member of your community,” says Robin Jensen, owner and director of Smart Start Preschool, 17 Begley Street, Agawam.  “We practice good citizenship as part of our program.”  As part of that mission Smart Start partnered with Tracy DeMaio, of Agawam DPW, and Eric and Heather Wartel, owners of Valley Green Shredding, of South Deerfield to hold a “Bring Three, Shred for Free” event Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Residents of Agawam and surrounding communities brought donations of canned goods and were then able to watch their sensitive and personal documents being shredded at a rate of 58 lbs/min.

“We really like the fact that every part of our Bring Three, Shred for Free event was local, “explained Robin Jensen. “The canned goods were donated to St. John, the Evangelist Church’s pantry, located at 833 Main Street.  Residents of Agawam were able to shred their personal documents with peace of mind, and the recycled paper stays in Western MA, supporting local jobs and helping to protect the environment.  As it says on the Town website, “Agawam is a close-knit community where neighbors look out for one another’” says Jensen. “At Smart Start we are happy to be a part of that tradition and we feel it’s our responsibility to give back everything we can.”

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