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September 2018
Ed & Vivian Foster

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This month we don’t just have one Volunteer to show kudos upon, we have two! Ed & Vivian Foster are our newest Thrift Store volunteers. They actually came to us thanks to Vivian who was a member. Once they retired following twenty-five years of retail experience, Vivian told Ed that they should help us out at the Thrift Store. That was all it took. They first started out by bringing in store shelves and then by arranging the stock. Now they work 1-2 days a week moving the items from our center to your house. Ed was originally from Fort Huron, Michigan, and came west to Long Beach thanks to the navy. It was fate that the two met at the Central City Mall (the Carousel mall to you youngsters) where they both worked, each taking turns as the other’s supervisor at various stores. They worked so well together they ended up with six kids, fifteen grandkids, and eight great-grandkids! Thanks to Ed & Vivian for arranging our store and for arranging your time to help us out.


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With the last gasp of summer producing temps in the low 90\'s, it was hard to think of the Flu Season. Yet in the words of Benjamin Franklin, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We had nearly 200 people show up for the cure. Some others even got the cure from other places, but came for all the other information and goodies our other vendors brought with them.

With shots being offered back in September just about anywhere, our crowds arent what they used to be, but for those who did not like waiting in line for 45 minutes, it was a smooth flowing line. People got to ask questions at the various booths, get lots of freebies, all at a leisurely pace.

We would like to acknowledge that the success of our health fair would not have been possible without all the vendors who came out to provide information and services to all. Additional thanks go out to the Highland Police Departments Citizens Patrol for their excellent traffic control and parking assistance. Mostly we would like to thank our event sponsors, the Physicians of Beaver Medical Group and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.