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October 2021
Don Harper

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This month we’d like to shine the light on Don Harper is one of our longtime Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. Don has been a member for about 7 ½ years, and has been driving for 5 ½ years. During that time he has become one of our go-to drivers driving multiple times a week, and sometimes several trips in one day. He first heard about the center from his mother-in-law, who is a Wii Bowler. She got him a membership and he came and joined the Wii Bowling league. He then remembered then Outreach Director, Holly Andrade, talking about TAP and how they needed drivers. He gave it a test drive, enjoyed it and has been doing it ever since. He loves driving, and loves the people. He thinks of this as his job, but a job he enjoys. The clients love him too and has clients who ask for him. Originally from Fort Worth, TX, his mom brought him out here when he was two. He inched his way over from Blythe, to Beaumont, to Highland. We are thankful that his travels brought him closer to us. Thanks Don for driving that extra mile for us!


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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.