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Celebrating 10 years of Shredfest

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- It's hard to believe, but this is the tenth year for Shredfest. It's one of KALB's longest running and most popular community events and we do it all to say thank you to our viewers. Here's a recap of this year's event.

2014 marks a decade that News Channel 5 has partnered with Security Mobile Shredding to bring you Shredfest.

"We do close to 50,000 pounds now so it's been fabulous to know that we've protected the community all these years," says Sheree Gaspard, of Security Shred, Inc.

It's a chance for our viewers to have their documents properly disposed of.

"I said golly I need to get ride of a whole lot of paperwork," says Cathy Lucas.

And, all for free.

"As long as this has been happening out here I've been doing it. I think it's a good thing and it's a way to get rid of our stuff that we don't need anymore," adds Kathleen Dungan.

Once the documents are dumped into the bins, they're turned into confetti and recycled.

"The mill actually sends a truck to our facility and picks up baled, shredded paper and then it's made into recycled paper, roofing paper. So it's kept totally confidential. Totally secure," adds Gaspard.

So that your personal information doesn't get into the wrong hands.

"I would worry about that but I don't worry about that bringing it out here," says Lucas.

Shredfest is also a chance for KALB to say thank you to our viewers.

"It's an opportunity for them to connect with the people they see on TV, you know and even though it is kind of a small market there is this opportunity for us to interact with our viewers. We appreciate our viewers. Without them, hey we might not be here," says Chief Meteorologist Tom Konvicka.

As we celebrate ten years of securely protecting Cenla.

"We love our community. We love Rapides Parish and that's what we want to do to give back to our community," says Gaspard.

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