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FAIRWINDS Celebrates East Oviedo Grand Opening
Grand Opening celebration includes monthly Shred Fest event

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 2009) - FAIRWINDS Credit Union is combining the celebration of its newest branch in East Oviedo with an environmentally-friendly shred event for the community to safely destroy old documents and papers.

The East Oviedo branch, located at 1425 East Mitchell Hammock Road, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The family-friendly celebration includes food, fun, prizes and a bounce house for the kids. There will be a grand opening special and a chance to win a Nintendo® Wii.

The East Oviedo branch marks the 36th FAIRWINDS location in Central Florida and the 8th branch location in Seminole County. Shred Fest, a complimentary shredding event hosted by the credit union, enables residents to destroy sensitive documents and papers in a safe, controlled environment. The commercial shred trucks, provided by Crown Shredding, are equipped with a television monitor for on-lookers to ensure all papers are destroyed. The shredded paper is taken to a recycling plant and it is estimated that over 3000 pounds of lumber are saved for every one ton of recycled paper.

The 2009 Shred Fest schedule is available at

FAIRWINDS Credit Union is the largest financial institution based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.7 billion, more than 149,000 members and nearly 600 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit