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Volunteers Participate In MLK Service Project In Norristown

Children participate in MLK Day service project at PAL in Norristown (credit: Brad Segall).

Children participate in MLK Day service project at PAL in Norristown (credit: Brad Segall).

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — There were numerous service projects going on in the suburbs Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., including one in Norristown.

The Norristown Police Athletic League is an organization that provides athletic programs for local children year round, but it was the kids who were giving back to PAL this time.

Students from grade school to college joined community members to help reorganize newly donated library books, paint, clean and sort sports equipment.

Taishey Gordon, an 11th grader from Norristown Area High School, was among the hundreds who were doing their part.

“Well I hope to accomplish, like, just helping the community and making everything look better than it was before,” Gordon said.

The organization had many returning volunteers including eight-year-old Natalie Lutz of Bryn Mawr. Lutz says she has been coming back on MLK day for half her life.

Reported by Suburban Bureau Chief Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio

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