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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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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.