by MATT CHRISTIAN
PRINCETON- APalm Project founder Arnold Palmer has plans for the High Street community.
Carrying a folder of information with him last Thursday, Palmer said he wanted to give his thanks to those who were helping him to clean up one of Princeton's most notorious areas. Then, he slowly pulled a picture out from his folder and laid it on the table.
On one side of the paper was the drawing of an apartment building that Palmer wants to see go into the area.
“That's my end goal,” Palmer said pointing to the paper he had laid on the table. “That's what I would like to see on High Street. [The apartment] would be a life's dream.”
For now, though, Palmer wanted to talk about what's already been done on High Street. He had a long list of people that he wanted to thank that helped the APalm Project to get started.
“I'd like to thank Becky Carter, Lani Hall, Helen, McAbee, Ted Boggess, Jean Weidenback, the US Forestry Service, and many others,” Palmer said. “I'd like to give a big hand to all those who have been so ready to come in and lend a hand.”
Palmer also expressed his gratitude to an anonymous donor that had also contributed to the project.
He added that he had seen a big change in the area. He said that he had been told that turning the area around couldn't be done but slowly the High Street was turning around and making progress.
“If you treat an area with respect and let the people have their dignity, more and more people are going to try to take pride in their community,” Palmer said.
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by MATT CHRISTIAN
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