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Hatboro's Borough Ball to Honor Community

Awards will be presented to four individuals for their service to Hatboro during the biennial borough ball on Saturday.

The goal was 150, but the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce, with one day remaining to buy tickets to its biennial Borough Ball, so far sold 175 tickets.

As was the case with previous events, the Chamber, during its black tie optional gala on Saturday, will recognize "people in town" for their various achievements in serving the community; youth; the public; and business, according to event co-chair Kathy Salemno. 

Of the 25 nominations received, Salemno said the 11-member borough ball awards committee - which is comprised of people of all "different walks of life," including retailers, nonprofit groups, church pastors and more - determines which candidates best meet the criteria.

"It’s very, very involved," Salemno said. "They have an uneven number that they put on the committee to make sure they can figure it all out." 

For this year's Borough Ball, the "Service to Community" award will be given to Lynwood Matthews, who served as a board member of the  as well as past president and current secretary of the Horsham Rotary Club.

The "Service to Youth" award, which recognizes an individual whose service has positively affected the character development of youth in the borough will be presented to Hatboro Area YMCA Program Director Darlene Malone.

For "Service in Business," the award will be given to Jarrett Dodge, an area business that has given service improving the quality of business life in the greater Hatboro community.

The "Service to Public" award will be presented to Hatboro's Main Street Manager Stephen M. Barth, who has given service enhancing the quality of public services.

Of his upcoming honor, Barth said, "The award goes to the entire community, for truly everyone helped create the success we are now seeing throughout the Borough."

If you go

The Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce's biennial Borough Ball will be held Saturday at the Spring Mill Country Club, 80 Jacksonville Road in Ivyland, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $65. Tickets are available for purchase through Wednesday at 5 p.m. For tickets, call 215-956-9540. For more information on the event, click here to see the listing on Patch's events calendar.

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