Norristown Project's Jan. 18 MLK Clean-Up and Plans for 2014

The Norristown Project completed three clean-up projects in Norristown this weekend, where founder Shae Ashe shared their plans for the year to come.

The Centre Theater in Norristown. Credit: Nicole Foulke
The Centre Theater in Norristown. Credit: Nicole Foulke

The Norristown Project organized three volunteer clean-up events in Norristown on Saturday, getting a head start in helping the community in recognition of the upcoming Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Groups of volunteers started Saturday morning helping to renovate the Montgomery County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), and then moved on to the historic Selma Mansion, where they helped clean the inside of the building, and then finally, the Centre Theater, where they helped reorganize and clean, said Shae Ashe, founder of the Norristown Project, as he helped at the theater.

According to Ashe, about 35-40 volunteers in total came that day to help.

“The best part of the day was completing the projects and to volunteer at all three organizations and to help them complete their goals,” he said.

Ashe has exciting plans for the Norristown Project this year. One plan in the spring is an art-meets-function project where a number of trash cans will be decorated to add something special to the streets.

Another plan is an April 5 fundraiser that is a combined effort of the Norristown Project, the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown and the OIC, to bring pop star Tiffany Houghton to perform at the OIC.




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