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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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As anyone knows, you gamble, you might win, you might lose. However Lady Luck was definitely in the Highland Senior Center and Chamber of Commerces corner as they turned out to be big winners. The two held their annual Highland Royale Casino Night & Taste of the Town Showcase fundraiser on June 17.

Held at the San Manuel Village, over 200 high rollers came to try to double or triple their bank roll. Some learned that when you gamble you walk away with experience. Other lucky gamblers were lucky enough to start with $50 chips and walk away with $100 chips. No matter what, everybody walked away with a good time, ensured by Pit Bosses Penny Lilburn and Nanette Peykani.

Our players, when they didnt have cards or dice in their hands, were able to feast on the various restaurants for the Taste of the Town contest. The Tartan Restaurant on the Peoples Choice Award, while Two Guys won the Judges Award.. Thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible: Edge Development, Robertsons, Burrtec Waste Industries, Patricia Fischer, Inland Empire 66ers, Southern California Edison, and Century 21 - Showcase (Jeff Stoffel) as well as other money, raffle, and food sponsors. Special thanks to Catrinea Houston and the Hampton Inn Suites for hosting the event. Most of all wed like to thank all those who came out to support the Casino Night and the Center and Chamber.