8,000 lbs collected at Shred-It event

More than 250 participants shredded about 8,000 lbs of documents at the recent Shred-It Event in Regency Square organized by Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Clean and Beautiful Commission.

The event was sponsored by MK Distributing and was made possible by volunteers from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agricultural Department.

“We were so happy that we were able to provide this service to the community,” said Kelli Kennedy, Clean and Beautiful director. “People came up to tell me that they had been saving up all their stuff just waiting for this event to happen this year. I even had one gentleman and his wife try and buy me lunch because they were so appreciative that we could do this.”

Kennedy said she hopes to host another Shred-It Event in the fall and that other organizations are welcome to partner with the commission for bigger, more festival-style community event.