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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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Christmas came a little early at the Highland Senior Center, as one of Santas helpers, Paul Marzullo, dropped off a pre-decorated Christmas tree for the seniors to enjoy. The gift is actually from Paul and the Marzullo family. The seven foot tall tree took Paul six hours to decorate before he loaded it on his sleigh and delivered it.

The Marzullos know the center well as Pauls two aunts, Willie Williams and Catherine Madrial are members. Pauls family also has known Executive Director Penny Lilburn for many years. The Highland Senior Center would like to thank Paul Marzullo and family for the gift. Now Santa has something to put the gifts under.