CHATHAM, NJ - They were invited to come and, as usual, they volunteered to show up.

The Chatham Township Committee gathered its volunteers on Thursday and then unanimously approved a proclamation in their honor by declaring "Volunteer Appreciation Month."

Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter read the proclamation into the record and then had each volunteer in attendance introduce themselves and describe their volunteer service to the community.

Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter hands over the microphone to the many township volunteers at Thursday's meeting