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The Carroll Valley Borough Council honored neighborhood volunteers on Tuesday.

A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors leader Robin Dicken “in recognition of the countless hours they have spent helping those in need in our community and for such selfish acts of kindness”, said Mayor Ron Harris.

Harris credited Dicken in particular as the force behind Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors and bringing individuals together to make a difference in the community.

Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors has a huge impact on the quality of life of those they help, Harris said.

The council paid tribute to all of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers for their work in helping those less fortunate through food banks and fundraising and in making the Carroll Valley and Fairfield areas a home.

Dicken insisted that her name not be featured on the certificate, “because there are so many people in the community who helped make this happen,” she said.

Glad to have such a supportive community, “we couldn’t do this without all the help from the community coming together, no matter what we get involved in, they always come out and make it happen” , Dicken said.

In other business, the council approved repairs to the Lake Carroll spillway.

The borough had originally budgeted $125,000 in the 2022 capital reserve budget to complete the entrance and exit repairs on Lake Carroll.

Identified as the highest priority, repair work is already underway by Keystone Foundations Repair Incorporated for the outlet portion where the water leaves the lake.

The most needed aspect of the project is stabilizing the exit structure and planning for entry at a later date, Borough Manager David Hazlett said.

Repair work is specialized work as it involves pressurizing grout in the bank and behind the spillway walls at the lake side opening as well as pouring a new concrete slab over the spillway slab existing. The portion taken of the repair work will amount to $18,000.

Entrance repairs are expected to be completed in 2023 by borough employees, and the total cost is estimated to be lower than the original budget.

It was also noted that the folks at the Carroll Valley Borough office are excited to welcome the diverse student artists in the community with the Fairfield School District’s first annual art show.

Throughout the month of May, the Borough Office will be showcasing artwork from Fairfield area high and middle school students.

Borough office staff are happy to use the hangers on the wall for their intended purpose — to hang local art and welcome the community to the facility, Hazlett said.

An artists’ reception will be held on May 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, one of the borough’s most popular events, the Daddy Daughter Dance returns May 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Fire Department.

Dust off those boots and polish those tiaras, because this year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds and promises an old-fashioned jamboree, complete with snacks, desserts and a watering hole.

Tickets are $40 per couple and $10 for each additional child.

Help is always needed and appreciated for Borough events, and anyone a little too old to dance with Dad is encouraged to lend a hand with the preparations.

The annual Community Drug Pickup Day will be held on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The council will meet on May 10 at 7 p.m.

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