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Release Date: Dec 28, 2012

Public is Invited to Shred and Shed Bad Memories from 2012,

From Bad Tax Returns and Pink Slips to Photos of Old Lovers and Rejection Letters

(Times Square, N.Y.) --The co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve – Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment – invite New Yorkers and visitors alike to shred, discard and destroy  bad memories from 2012 at the sixth annual Good Riddance Day on Friday, December 28 from Noon to 1 pm on the Broadway Plaza (between 43rd and 44th Street) in Times Square. A giant Cintas shredder, along with a rubber mallet and dumpster, will be available for the public to discard and destroy unpleasant memories from 2012 to usher in a fresh start to the New Year.

Adam Ingber of Long Beach, N.Y. – the grand prize winner of the Good Riddance Day contest held by New Year’s Eve in Times Square official partner Cintas Corp. – will kick off the shredding party in Times Square. Ingber, whose family was displaced after their home suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy, is declaring “Good Riddance” on behalf of the all the people across the region who experienced great inconvenience, heartache and pain in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The public can also write their bad memories on-site to be shredded, and those who cannot make it to Times Square can submit memories online at TimesSquareNYC.org/newyearseve.

Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers put artifacts from the previous year into giant dolls and set them on fire.

WCBS-FM 101.1 is the official media partner, and Sue O’Neal will host the event.

WHAT: Sixth Annual Good Riddance Day
WHEN: Friday, December 28
TIME: Noon – 1 pmPress check-in: 11:30 am
WHERE: Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Sts. Times Square

**Please note: Good Riddance Day is a symbolic event for shredding single memories or ideas. It is not a mass shredding or disposal event, and we are unable to accommodate requests to shred large amounts of paper material.