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July 2020
Mae Lucero

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone who really stepped it up during the COVID-19 shutdown. Mae Luerco had been volunteering her time in the food program before the shutdown, coming in and accepting donations, taking down names, and checking membership. She would also come in early and before the rush of the crowd, to help with setting up, cleaning tables, vacuuming, and emptying the trash. Once the shutdown happened as our lunch program evolved while still keeping the food program, Mae went into overdrive. While others stayed home, Mae came in 5 days a week to help package and pass out the lunches, making sure all the health regulations were maintained. She would then stay after to help out with the Walmart Food Program, unloading the food, separating and sorting, then handing that out as well. Again, once she was done, she would help clean up and take down the area. During all this, her perpetual smile and sweet attitude never wavered. Thanks Mae for making sure our seniors got something to eat.


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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.