Sunday, October 24, 2021

Iberia Bank patriotic shred party

Shredding in action. Submitted photos

Shredding in action. Submitted photos

By Jane A. Marlowe

Iberia Bank conducted its fifth Shred Party for the benefit of the Veterans’ Memorial which will rise a short block away from the Marco Island branch of the bank. Keith Dameron, Vice President and Manager, reported that more than four and one half tons of material were shredded, far exceeding previous shred events on Marco.

The Shred-It Company District Operations Manager, Rick Michaud, reported that of some 20 shred parties in the past year, including in other communities, Marco Island has outdistanced all other events. When one considers that all shredded material is recycled into useful paper products it speaks well of the “green spirit” of our

Boxes of documents.

Boxes of documents.


A check for $1,360 has been presented to Bryan Milk, Parks and Recreation Department Director, City of Marco Island. During the shred event, Carole Roberts and David Belgrade, Veterans’ Memorial Committee members sold several memorial pavers and Dave Gardner of the VFW collected American flags for appropriate disposal, a service offered by VFW.

Sahara Brown sang a beautiful rendition of the The Star Spangled Banner with the Marco Island Strummers entertaining throughout the morning. Herb Savage led the singing of God Bless America a task he performs often and well on his beloved island.

“It is my pleasure to be part of all these events. Today I met a woman who

Iberia employee, Laura Burgo and Tracey Barnett with Jane Marlowe.

Iberia employee, Laura Burgo and Tracey Barnett with Jane Marlowe.

was BORN on the island! I would like to see an alumni group formed where we could meet once a month and exchange stories and just visit with one another.”

A raffle for a Diamond Cross Cut personal shredder was won by this writer who came to have documents shredded like many, many other islanders. Of course, my notebook was in my bag. Thus this little story.

Keth Dameron was particularly pleased to award the shredder to me when he learned that my usual routine was to “cut everything up with scissors!” He hopes that I will be able to “make the quantum leap in shredding technology” of which I am the grateful recipient!


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