On December 28, participants said goodbye to their worst memory from 2013 once and for all on Good Riddance Day!
WCBS-FM 101.1 on air personality, Charlie Burger hosted the event and had participants share their stories with the crowd that gathered in Times Square. Whether they bid farewell to pink slips or parking tickets, credit cards or Valentine's Day cards, their bad memories from 2013 were destroyed, never to be seen again. A Cintas secure, mobile shredding truck along with a dumpster and rubber mallet were on hand to discard any distasteful, embarrassing and downright depressing memories from 2013.
Destroy your worries and bad memories of 2014 and start fresh in 2015!
Can't make it to Times Square? Memories of crazy ex-bosses, over-exposed celebrities, corrupt politicians, fashion disasters and ill-fated romances can be submitted here or tweet at @TimesSquareNYC and tell us what you want to say #goodriddance to.
Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire.
Cintas 2013 Good Riddance Day Contest Winners Announced
Amy Johnson and her three-year-old son, Bodey, are the winners of the Good Riddance Day Online Contest by Cintas Document Management.
As the grand prize winner, Johnson and her son, who recently underwent surgery followed by seven months of chemotherapy, will receive a trip to New York City and will be the first to say “good riddance” to cancer during the event. This year’s contest had nearly 2,000 entries.
Additionally, Dan Ernest & Breann Westmore were selected on-site as the winners of an IPAD mini (compliments of Cintas) for saying Good Riddance to “living alone”. They will soon be moving in with one another.
Photos from Good Riddance Day 2013
Photo Credit: Times Square Alliance.