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November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.


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Get ready to get bowled over as the Highland Senior Center prepares to host its very first Wii Bowling Tournament. Bowlers from all over the county are being invited to descend upon the HSC Lanes for two weeks of single game elimination bowling.

Sign ups take place on Sept. 11th between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. All you seniors are invited to sign up for this 4 person team tournament. The actual bowling gets underway on Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 9:00 am with the championships being held on Wednesday, Sept. 25th.

Instead of wooden lanes and pins, bowlers will hit the virtual lanes using Nintendos Wii game system, currently one of the hottest video games systems in the country. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams, as well as the top bowler. Tournament shirts will be provide to everyone who bowls. All this fun and a shirt for only $5! For more information you can call us at (909)862-8104 and ask for Mike.