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December 06, 2005 00:00


The Police Activities League (PAL) Youth Center, located at 424 NE 172nd Ave, will be offering fun and safe activities for youth in 3rd-12th grade during Winter Break holidays. The Center, which is open from 2:30-7pm during regular school sessions, will be open from December 19-23, 2005 and December 27-30, 2005, 10:00am-5:00pm. Youth who plan to attend all day will need to bring a lunch. The cost for non-PAL members attending during winter break is $10 (whether attending one day or all nine). Youth who want to join the Center after Winter Break can apply their $10 toward a membership which costs $25 for the school year for youth who qualify for free or reduced lunch, or $50 for others. Special activities include pool tournaments, holiday arts & crafts, board game tournaments, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, football competitions and field trips such as sledding, ice skating, and cruising Winter Wonderland at PIR. “PAL always has fun activities when school is out,” said 7th grader Serina Chao. “I am really looking forward to going sledding on Mt. Hood!” In addition, our PAL’s new Teen Program will be offering activities specifically for 14-17 year-olds including ice skating and a trip to see the Nutcracker. PAL is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing youth, police and the community together through recreational, athletic, and educational programs designed to encourage and develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in the community. The Gresham Police Department will have several officers participating in this year’s winter break activities with PAL. “We are very excited that Gresham School Resource Officers will be on-site and participating in our field trips over the break,” said PAL Youth Center Director Beth Faulhaber. “Gresham PD has shown a strong commitment to community policing and we are grateful for the support we have received from Chief Piluso and her officers.” Special winter break membership applications are available at the PAL Youth Center or by visiting our website at For more information on how to register or to volunteer with PAL, please call 503-256-3479. ###


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