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January 2020
Lee Lombard

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This month we’d like to give thanks to Lee Lombard. Lee is one of our Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. In fact he is one of our top TAP drivers, consistently in the top three for miles driven and hours. He came to the center nearly five years ago, just looking to donate some books, when he happened to see a TAP flyer on the board. He asked the Front Desk person what TAP was, and she took him straight to the TAP coordinator. That was all it took, and he=s been driving ever since. He now drives every weekday, and even on weekends, sometimes taking 2 rides a day. He drives all over the Inland Empire which doesn’t leave him much time to explore the fun things our center has to offer, but he hopes to get involved soon. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, his father’s travels in the Air Force eventually brought him out to March AFB in Riverside, and he=s been here ever since. He did a stint in the Air Force, where he got trained in Military Pay, which helped him after he left, to get into Money Management, which he turned into a 30 year career as a banker and financial advisor. Now single, he has a daughter and two grandsons. Thanks Lee stepping up big time into this important program.


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Last month we hosted a magical evening of illusions and showmanship, as we hosted our very first ever Magic Show Dinner. The event was orchestrated by our Magic teacher, Steve Micklas. A magician in his own right, he worked behind the scenes that night putting together some spectacular acts.

All of the performers are members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, which includes such notables as Lance Burton and David Copperfield. However, that night it was local magicians who stole the show amazing the crowd with tricks, small, yet impressive. There was even a 12 year old performer, who, from the looks of his act, is ready for the big stage.

The Highland Senior Center would like to thank these talented prestidigitators for helping us out, as well as Steve for all his hard work. Additional thanks go out to our sponsors for the night, AGA, Inc., and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.