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April 2021
Leisa Alexander

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone few of you may have seen, but may have benefited from her volunteering. Lesia (pronounced Lisa) Alexander has been helping us out since 2020. During that time she has helped serve meals for Thanksgiving, Operation Senior Claus, and most recently, the Grab-n-Go dinners Monday thru Friday she can be helping out her sister, Mae Lucero, getting the dinners from the local restaurants, then helping to distribute them to seniors at the center. However, Leisa doesn’t just come here help to serve food. All that work can wear a person out, so when she’s not volunteering, she enjoys coming to the center’s Aerobics Program to boost her cardio. Originally from Meridian, MS, she and her two siblings came out Calif., to live with, and be raised by their big sister Mae, when their mom passed away. After she grew up she went to work for the Dept. of Corrections where she worked for 27 years before retiring. During that time she raised a son, who in turn, gave her a grandchild. Thanks Leisa for helping to ensure that our senior don’t go hungry.


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Last month we held our second Bunco Blowout. Once again it was a sold out event Now we have Bunco every Friday, but this was a special event. Normally the group plays with 7 tables, but, for over $400 in prizes, the number of tables increased to 10 full tables, with 40 players. We even had a waiting list for hopefuls.

Even with a normal crowd the group is loud. However with the extra people we were surprised we didnt get any noise complaints from the neighbors! For our game prizes were handed out for the most buncos (Vi Webb), most games won (Jean Murtaugh), 2nd - 4rd place, and the least amount of games won (Linda Winn). Thanks to everyone who came out, win or lose, to have a blast playing bunco.