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JOHNSTOWN — The Project Party may be over, but the celebration lives on. Lift Johnstown’s 4th Project Party was the biggest celebration to date. About 80 nonprofits were registered at the event, and more than 450 people showed up to look for organizations where they could volunteer.

The party was held during National Volunteer Week at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. About 25 new nonprofits from Cambria, Blair, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties took part in the event.

“It’s amazing that we had that many participate this year,” said Brad Clemenson, Lift Johnstown Coordinator. “It’s great to see so many people wanting to volunteer.”

The event is free to the public and for nonprofits that register in advance. During the Project Party, hundreds of adults, senior citizens, high school, and college students attend to sign up for service hours and volunteer opportunities in the community.

Lift Johnstown connects nonprofits and service organizations with volunteers in the community who are interested in investing some of their free time in projects and programs that make a difference in the quality of life in our region.

Preparations for next year’s Project Party are already underway, and organizers say expect some new and exciting changes.

“The Lift Project Party event keeps growing every year,” said Diana Kabo, Executive Assistant. “Nonprofits are the backbone of our communities and supporting them as they fulfill their missions is very important to Lift Johnstown.”

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