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From the Desk of Carroll Valley Mayor Ron

(4/2018) The first day of Spring brought us 9 inches of snow. The second day added another 4 inches. Still looking forward to the warmer weather with no snow and ice. It’s April and taxes are due. Well, this year we have a couple of extra days for the procrastinators. The filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, rather than the traditional April 15 date. In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday. And on Monday, the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day, which is normally April 16, but that's a Monday. Emancipation Day affects taxes the same way federal holidays do. Therefore, the tax deadline is pushed out to the following Tuesday, April 17, giving taxpayers some extra days to file their returns. Check it out at Don’t fall for scams. Remember the IRS does not use unsolicited email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue.

The Sixth Annual Day of Transformation will be held on April 10th from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 10 Lincoln Square, and the Claudia McCarthy Legal Center, 18 Carlisle Street. The Day of Transformation was developed as a tribute to Jennifer Weaver, former vice president of HACC – Gettysburg Campus and executive director of the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, who passed away in 2012. Weaver dedicated most of her life to improving the lives of women. This free event features personal shoppers who will assist women to pick out the perfect interview outfit, down to accessories and shoes; professional stylists and makeup experts who will hair and makeup tips; career coaches who will offer interviewing and resume writing advice; and yoga and massage. Any woman who is looking for work or seeking to take a step forward in her career is invited to attend.

On Saturday, April 14th one of three 2018 E-Waste Recycling events will be held at the Highland Township Building on 3641 Fairfield Road (rain or shine) from 8 am to noon. This event is for current Park’s Garbage Service customers in the Boroughs of Carroll Valley and Fairfield as well as in the Townships of Freedom, Hamiltonban, Highland and Liberty. You can turn in your outdated computers, laptops, monitors, printers, keyboards, modems, routers, scanners, and peripherals. You can also drop off your cell phones, stereo equipment, and televisions. In the case of TVs, they must be removed from any cabinetry in which they were contained. There will be no unloading assistance bring help. There is no charge. If you have questions, call 717.642.5640 or email

What is going on at the Carroll Valley Library? April 2nd, Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm is "Books with Kpets" Practice reading with Danny the therapy dog! April 13th, Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. stop by and attend a coloring party entitled "Color Your Stress Away". On April 27th, at 7 p.m. listen to the program presented by Ms. Hilda Koontz, current Director and past President of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable, on "The Sultana Disaster: Freedom’s Dream Gone Awry". It is about what occurred in the early morning hours of April 27, 1865 when the steamship Sultana exploded and sank on the Mississippi river seven miles north of Memphis. This tragedy is still the costliest disaster in U.S. maritime history and the death toll far exceeded that of the famous Titanic. Sign up now to attend the Balancing Act Workshop scheduled for April 30th Monday at 6:30 p.m.. This workshop invites children and families to have fun exploring and manipulating the placement of weight in objects, as well as in their own bodies, to learn more about the science of balance. The workshop is recommended for children ages 3 to 7.

Our Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center will hold their 2018 Pinwheel Gala on Friday, April 27th from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Liberty Mountain Resort and Conference Center. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.. Activities will include a silent and live auction. Tickets are $75. This is the center’s major yearly fundraiser and your support is needed to continue the important work to helping kids to be kids again. For tickets or more information call the center at 717-337-9888. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to the center. The Carroll Valley Trout Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday April 28th. Additional information will be posted on the Borough’s website.

Also, on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Carroll Valley Educational & Community Complex, the Carroll Valley Borough Police and Liberty Township Police Departments will partner with Collaborating For Youth to carry out the tenth Adams County "Take Back" Medicine collection. This medicine collection provides an opportunity for Adams County residents to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications safely and free of charge. Pills, liquids, creams, and pill bubble-packs will be accepted. No needles or sharps will be accepted. Seventy percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers get them (take) from family and friends. In fact, more teens abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug except marijuana.

Adams County’s medication collection and disposal is being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with local and State Police, local fire departments, Collaborating For Youth, and the Adams County Department of Environmental Services. For more information regarding the Adams County TAKE BACK, please contact Eileen Grenell, 717-338-0300 x 24, or

Welcome to Carroll Valley’s newest police officer Patrolman Justin Bradley. He graduated from Messiah College and attended the Reading Police Academy. Keep safe. The Borough meetings in April are: Planning Commission (April 2nd); Council Meeting (April 10th); and Parks/Recreation Committee (April 25th). If you have any questions, please contact me by calling me at 301-606-2021 or email at Please watch your speed while driving.

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