As part of an ongoing effort to prevent identity theft in the community, The Bank of New Canaan is providing free on-site shredding services at the bank's 208 Elm Street branch Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The bank encourages residents of the community to take the opportunity to securely dispose of old discs, credit cards, passports, bills, invoices, checks, statements or other personal papers. The bank requests each individual limit their items to two 2-foot square boxes.

As New Canaan's only hometown bank, The Bank of New Canaan is a locally-managed commercial bank committed to providing the highest possible level of customer service and added value to the community. Located at 208 Elm Street and 156 Cherry Street, the bank offers a full range of banking and lending services.

For more information, visit www.bankofnewcanaan.com.

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