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November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.


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Mark your calendar and get ready to dosey doe as we host our annual Fall Hoedown & Crafters Fair. The event takes place on Saturday, October 5th, from 11 am and carries on until the cows come home...or 1 p.m., whichever comes first! Admission is free, but you need to get tickets beforehand.

Once again the Wemberley Blue Grass Band will be on hand to provide live entertainment and to get people to kick up their boots on the dance floor. There will also be a line dance area outside for those so inclined. If dancing isnt your thing, you can also find a great deal or early Christmas gift at our Crafters Fair.

After a few hours of dancing or shopping, or both, our guests might be a tad bit hungry. Thank goodness our friends from the Gas Co. will be on hand with their mobile gas bbq. They will BBQing up some mouth-watering grub.

So break out your buggy, saddle that horse, or load up that surrey with the fringe on top and make your way over for a rootin tootin good time. Heck you can even skip to my lou. Just make sure you make it down here! The shin-dig is sponsored by our good friends at the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Gas Co. and Leisure Pointe. For more information call us at (909)862-8104.