Around Town (Sept., 11, 2008)

Sept. 11, 2008

Shred Fest for personal documents

Looking to dispose of that pile of confidential documents that’s been taking up space in a file cabinet? There’s a chance to do so on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the New England Federal Credit Union.

The credit union and SecurShred, a professional document shredding company, are hosting a Shred Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public can take private documents — including bank statements, credit card statements, credit card application offers, canceled checks and more — to be shredded.

There is no cost, though the credit union and SecurShred ask that participants limit themselves to five boxes of documents.

New England Federal Credit Union is located at 141 Harvest Lane in Williston. For more information, call 879-8790 or visit

Giant pumpkin season

It’s that time of year again, when local growers try to raise the largest pumpkin in the land. Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins is sponsoring its third annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Display at noon on Oct. 12.

Williston schools benefit from the event, as Whitcomb’s will donate 25 percent of pumpkin sales — and corn maze admissions — to the school district.

Whitcomb’s is located on Fay Lane in Williston. For more information, call Mary Whitcomb at 879-5239.

Finding the right color

The Vermont Paint Company is helping local homeowners choose the right color paint with the Color Phobia Cure, running from Sept. 11-13. Nine local designers, artists and color experts will provide free, 30-minute consultations to the public.

The Color Phobia Cure takes place in Williston from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Vermont Paint Company’s Williston location is at 17 Adams Drive. For more information, call 863-1098 or visit