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September 2018
Ed & Vivian Foster

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This month we don’t just have one Volunteer to show kudos upon, we have two! Ed & Vivian Foster are our newest Thrift Store volunteers. They actually came to us thanks to Vivian who was a member. Once they retired following twenty-five years of retail experience, Vivian told Ed that they should help us out at the Thrift Store. That was all it took. They first started out by bringing in store shelves and then by arranging the stock. Now they work 1-2 days a week moving the items from our center to your house. Ed was originally from Fort Huron, Michigan, and came west to Long Beach thanks to the navy. It was fate that the two met at the Central City Mall (the Carousel mall to you youngsters) where they both worked, each taking turns as the other’s supervisor at various stores. They worked so well together they ended up with six kids, fifteen grandkids, and eight great-grandkids! Thanks to Ed & Vivian for arranging our store and for arranging your time to help us out.


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Well, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas...at the stores, but those dreaming of a white Christmas, had to look elsewhere. However the spirit of Christmas was evident everywhere, especially here at the Highland Senior Center. The crowd was a mix of old and new faces as was our entertainment.

We started with a brand new act, Ron Wood, who got people tapping their toes with some oldies but goodies, such as Aint She Sweet and Baby Face. Once the crowd was fired up he switched to festive, and more modern, Christmas songs.

Next came a short intermission, featuring some extra special guests. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to make sure we stayed on the good list, and mingled with the crowd. Now you cant help but mention Santa Claus and hot chocolate and cookies, so we passed out plates of cookies and a steaming hot cup of cocoa to all the good boys and girls in the audience. (Luckily no one was left out!). By then it was time for the big man himself to head back up to the North Pole and finish his final preparations.

With our stomachs satiated, it came time for a very familiar face at our annual party. Harriet Foucher and her Kristal Bells. Unfortunately Harriet got caught up in some holiday traffic and was unable to make it before the party ended. However, we look forward to her coming back next year. And with that it was time to bid adieu.

Special thanks to our talented musicians and volunteers to helped us to spread a little Christmas cheer. Finally we would like to thank our sponsors, Don Davis and Aetna, and the San Manuel Tribe of Mission Indians for sponsoring the event.