Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual Shredding event on Wednesday, May 10th. A record-breaking 9,135 lbs. of paper was shredded for attendees, keeping private information out of the hands of potential identity thieves.
More than 150 participants watched as their documents were shredded by All-Shred shredding service. Easton’s very own “crossing guard,” Charles “Nut” Jenkins, was there to direct traffic as Eglseder Wealth Management Group’s staff helped unload documents from vehicles and handed out free gift bags to each group of participants.
Shred Fest guests enjoyed complimentary doughnuts, muffins, yogurt, fruit, and coffee while they perused 19 interesting and informative vendor booths. Vendors included Avery Hall Insurance Group, BSC Group, Cardinal Construction LLC, Caronna Estate Sales, Full Circle Travel, Home Instead, Junior Achievement, Maryland Health Connections, The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative, Partners in Care, Private Sitters Caring Caregivers, The Small Agency, Talbot County Department of Emergency Services, Talbot County Health Department, Talbot Humane Society, Talbot Mentors, Talbot Senior Center, and Wye Oak Mobile Repair.
Grills on Wheels, owned and operated by Mr. Butch Frase, was on hand providing pit beef, turkey, chips, and soft drinks for sale. As a result, more than $550 in proceeds from the BBQ sale were donated to Operation Christmas Spirit, which is a project of the Easton Rotary Youth and Community Fund for the Sheldon Scott initiative. The Rotary Club is currently chaired by Lonnie Green. This amount was added to Eglseder Wealth Management Group’s fundraising efforts from last November, which helped raise nearly $20,000 for Operation Christmas Spirit.
The 12th Annual Shredding Event included free antique appraisals by Charlene Upham Antiques and appraisals of jewelry, art, and decorative items.
Some attendees brought family heirlooms, and rather than seeking monetary value, they were able to establish the date of origin and/or country of origin of the object in question, which helped attendees determine who in their family lineage may have acquired the object.
Gary Gerhardt, owner of Yard Works Plus, LLC, donated one of his dumpsters for the day to dispose of cardboard boxes that could not be shredded.
Eglseder Wealth Management Group hosts this free, community-wide event every May to offer people a chance to shred and safely dispose of unwanted documents, receive free appraisals for antiques and other items, and learn more about available, retiree-focused services in the area.
Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. is dedicated to educating its clients on the five key areas of retirement planning: protection, estate planning, cash flow, income tax reduction, and investments. Each client receives a consultation every three to four months and is offered educational seminars to discuss changes in estate and income tax laws, as well as appropriate investment strategies for retirees and for those who are about to retire. More information is available at www.eglsederwealth.com. They can be reached at 8694 Commerce Drive, Easton, MD, 21601, 410-822-9143. Securities and advisory services are offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.