Pal­ly­wood a tremen­dous suc­cess

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“ft feels fan­tas­tic xto be hon­ored]I” sance said. “We’ve been do­ing this event for NM years. f learned how to do this through the Nor­ris­town PAL and brought it to Abing­ton with­out rein­vent­ing the wheelI” he said. “ft took off and has been grow­ing ever since.”

sance said that PAL means a lot to him be­cause of what it does for the chil­dren in the town­ship.

“ft’s im­por­tant for me to make a dif­fer­ence in the jour­ney of life and what more im­por­tant pro­gram can you sup­port than one that sup­ports kids and helps them be­come re­spon­si­ble adults?” he said.

Mont­gomery County Judge Ch­eryl Austin de­scribed sance “as the best thing that ever hap­pened to Abing­ton” and aistrict At­tor­ney Risas­etri cer­man said that one of main rea­sons she came to the event was to “honor her very dear friendI lscar.”

While many guests greeted sance throughout the eveningI oth­ers were found tasting a va­ri­ety of foods such as pret­zels and dips from qaste of Philly Soft Pret­zelsI pump­kin cheese­cake by qrader Joe’sI an as­sort­ment of meats and cheeses from aetz and Wat­sonI var­i­ous wa­ter ice fla­vors from Rita’s Wa­ter fceI along with an as­sort­ment of pasta and pizza dishes from lo­cal restau­rantsI among many other dishes.

Guests also en­joyed bid­ding in the live and silent auc­tions and play­ing Bail N JailI where they had the chance to bid to keep prom­i­nent community mem­bers in or out of jail.

And as guests en­joyed the fes­tiv­i­tiesI Spi­der­manI Lu­cille BallI aorothy from “qhe Wizard of lz” and Bee­tle Juice look-a-likes could be spot­ted throughout the evening.

“qhis is the best community in Amer­ica and one of the best com­mu­ni­ties for youthI be­cause the community is here to sup­port themI” said Abing­ton po­lice Chief Wil­liam Kel­lyI one of the found­ing mem­bers of the Abing­ton PAL. “qhis is by far the largest crowd we have had. As you can seeI all of Abing­ton is here and they came to see friends they haven’t seen in years and to sup­port a great cause.”

PAL is an or­ga­ni­za­tion that brings kids and cops to­geth­erI said Abing­ton po­lice Lt. Patrick Mol­loy.

Along with pro­vid­ing kids with the op­por­tu­nity to learn about the po­lice forceI PAL pro­vides things like the­aterI bas­ket­ball and golf pro­grams for chil­dren ages 5 to N8 years oldI along with other ac­tiv­i­ties.

About NMM kids par­tic­i­pate in the cri­day and Satur­day pro­gramsI Mol­loy said.

“f like cops and al­ways wanted to be one when f was youngerI” said N8-year-old Elantra Bell. “f’ve been a part of PAL for about eight years. ft helped me get a job vol­un­teer­ing with the Roslyn cire Com­pany and has helped me be a more out­spo­ken per­son.”

Reese GibbsI NMI said PAL has taught him the im­por­tance of team­work and Me­gan eeck­lerI a NT-year-old stu­dent at Abing­ton Se­nior eigh SchoolI said PAL taught her the value of friend­ship and hav­ing a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude.

“Ev­ery­one’s so niceI” she said. “f’ve been in­volved in PAL for three years. ft’s a great or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

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