MILLBURN, NJ - At Tuesday's township committee meeting, two instrumental Short Hills residents were awarded for all they have done for the community.
Roy and Doris Serruto became the latest recipients of the Community Service Award, which has been given out since 1991. Collectively, the Serrutos are the eighty-third recipient of the award, and only the fifth couple so far to receive the honor.
The Serruto family moved to Millburn township in 1958, and from that point forward, became instrumental in the community.
During his time in the township, Roy has been a member and president of the Millburn-Springfield Kiwanis Club, the Youth Employment Service and a manager and coach in the Millburn/Short Hills Little League for 15 years.
Doris was a long-time member of the Parent-Teachers Association, the Rolling Hills Garden Club, Overlook Medical Center Women's Auxiliary and St. Rose of Lima Ladies Auxiliary. Additionally, Doris also still participates in New Eyes for the Needy.
During their time in town, Roy and Doris also had seven children, all of whom went on to attend Millburn Public Schools.
Former Mayor Elaine Becker, who is the chair of the Community Service Award Committee was on hand to present the award. John Serruto accepted on behalf of his parents, who could not be there in person to attend.
"So much has changed since they first came here," Serruto said in his remarks. "The one thing that hasn't changed are the great people that do get involved."
He added, "I looked at those names over there in this community service award, and there's some fantastic people. And there are so many people that are worthy that are under the radar...this by far is the most rewarding award at this point in . their lives."