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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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Have you always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? Are you a blowhard? Well you are exactly what we are looking for! We are forming a kazoo band to march in the Highland 4th of July parade. No auditions to be held. If you can hum, you can play the kazoo. Best of all, we will provide the kazoo for you! The band will get together on June 14th and 28th at 9am for practice.

But what if youre asthmatic? Maybe wind instruments arent your thing? Can you play saucepan, dutch oven, or possibly even double boiler? If so, bring your favorite percussion instrument and a wooden spoon, and get ready to bang out some Sousa.

If youre still unsure have no fear. Our band director, Penny, will be using Professor Harold Hills Think System. All we need now is 76 kazoos to lead the big parade