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July 2019
Charles Roberts

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This month we’d like to give thanks to a familiar face, but one you might not know of in relation to the Highland Senior Center. Charles Roberts is the former editor of the Highland Community News, where he was a big supporter of the Highland Senior Center and would often visit the center to cover our events and activities. However when he retired at the end of 2017, he continued to support our center, but in a different capacity. Before retiring, he asked Jeff, the Outreach Director if we could use some volunteers, as he did not want to become bored. Well, he asked the right person, as he was immediately made a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) driver. He volunteers to drive just about every weekday, and sometimes on weekends as well. Yet his helping us out doesn’t stop there. He also helps out in our Food Program, three days a weeks. He sorts outs the food we bring in and then helps us to pass it out to our seniors. We would also like to thank his wife, Myrna, who gives him time off from his retirement Honey Do list to help us out.


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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.