Ask SAM: Social Security said not to laminate my card. Why? | Local news
Ask SAM: Social Security said not to laminate my card.  Why?  |  Local news

Ask SAM: Social Security said not to laminate my card. Why? | Local news

Q: The new Social Security card I received recently had instructions included that said, “Do not laminate.” Why can I not laminate it? It will not be confused, torn or cluttered, like my last.

Reply: Put it in a plastic cuff and you should be okay.

The Social Security Administration says not to laminate your card because “lamination prevents the detection of many security features. However, you can cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.”

Another thing you should not laminate? This COVID-19 vaccine card. That card has extra room for future shots. Laminating the card would mean that your vaccine provider could not update it.

These are shredding events for the end of March.

* VFW Auxiliary to Post 5352, 618 Edgewood St., Kernersville, will have a shredding event from 6 p.m. 9 for dinner Saturday. Donations will be accepted. The proceeds will benefit veteran projects.

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* Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Road, Clemmons, will have a shredding event for paper only from 6 p.m. 9 a.m. for dinner on March 26 in the church parking lot. Suggested donations of $ 5 per bag will be collected by the Knights of Columbus. Checks can be paid to the Knights of Columbus.

* Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Road, Winston Salem, will hold a paper shredding event from 6 p.m. 10.00 to kl. 1pm on March 26th. A donation of $ 5 per. box would be appreciated. All proceeds go to local missions.

Creek Week begins Saturday

Forsyth County Creek Week starts Saturday and runs through March 27th. Creek Week encourages people to come out and learn about the importance of local waterways and enjoy their beauty.

Activities include “plirding” – an activity that combines bird watching with garbage collection, a hands-on water quality assessment program in Salem Lake and a class on “bee hotels and habitats.”

There will be free fishing all week at Salem Lake. If you mention Creek Week when you check into the Salem Lake marina, the staff will waive the usual $ 3.50 fishing fee.

There will also be guided bike rides, seed-listening tours at Ivey Redmon Park in Kernersville and a do-it-yourself workshop with a rain barrel. You can visit a waterworks and a wastewater treatment plant.

There will also be several community cleanup days to pick up trash throughout Forsyth County. Waste that is thrown down often ends up in streams and other streams.

Most activities are free.

For a complete schedule and information, go to

Stock Photo – Garbage along Brownsboro Road.

David Rolfe / Journal

SB wanted to remind people that it’s illegal to leave flyers promoting your business or service in people’s mailboxes. Mailboxes are for US mail delivery only.

Melissa Hall

Melissa Hall, straight answer madam

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Write: Ask SAM, 418 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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