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October 2021
Don Harper

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Don Harper is one of our longtime Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. Don has been a member for about 7 ½ years, and has been driving for 5 ½ years. During that time he has become one of our go-to drivers driving multiple times a week, and sometimes several trips in one day. He first heard about the center from his mother-in-law, who is a Wii Bowler. She got him a membership and he came and joined the Wii Bowling league. He then remembered then Outreach Director, Holly Andrade, talking about TAP and how they needed drivers. He gave it a test drive, enjoyed it and has been doing it ever since. He loves driving, and loves the people. He thinks of this as his job, but a job he enjoys. The clients love him too and has clients who ask for him. Originally from Fort Worth, TX, his mom brought him out here when he was two. He inched his way over from Blythe, to Beaumont, to Highland. We are thankful that his travels brought him closer to us. Thanks Don for driving that extra mile for us!


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Back in August we hosted a Chocolate Bingo in conjunction with Liz Chavez with Inter Valley Health Plan (IVHP). Chocolate Bingo is just like normal bingo only the stakes are a little bit sweeter. The names on the board were bingo but instead of numbers they were names after various chocolates. So one had to listen for I - Godiva, B - Milk Chocolate to fill out their cards. Also there were no dobbers here. Boards were covered with m&ms, but you had to be able to withstand the desire to eat them, or you couldnt cover your board.

If one was lucky enough to hold off eating the markers, and you managed to get a bingo, winners were paid out in chocolate. So at the end, even the losers got to finally eat their markers, so that every sweet tooth was satisfied.

Thanks to everyone who showed up to play, as well as Liz Chavez with IVHP for this fun and tasty event.