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By Charlotte Smith

Community service is important. The members of Boost the Boro, Inc., a non-profit organization are dedicated to improving the Bladenboro community. One member, Pat Hasbrouck was recognized for her service at the last meeting.

Don White, President of Boost the Boro, Inc., announced after about five years of serving as the Treasurer of the non-profit; Hasbrouck asked to step down from the position. He said not only has Hasbrouck been donating about two hours of work each week to Boost the Boro as Treasurer, but she is also very involved with a lot of other Civic organizations.

Hasbrouck is also very involved with the Bladenboro Historical Society, Community Watch, the Garden Club and she is very involved in her church, according to White. Boost the Boro members presented Hasbrouck with a plaque in recognition of her service and the members will be contributing $500 to one or two charities of her choosing.

Joyce Walters, another long time member of the organization, will be the new Treasurer. Walters thanked Hasbrouck for her service and announced the reception planned after the meeting to celebrate Hasbrouck and all she does to make Bladenboro a better place. Hasbrouck said she would remain a Boost the Boro member.

In other business at the meeting Sunday Allen announced the two winners of the $500 Boost the Boro scholarships for 2018. Updates about the Spring Fling and organizing of the Beast Feast were also made.