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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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We are currently forming an interest list for a Miniatures Club which will meet here at the center. Miniatures are simply scale models of larger objects. Most of us are familiar with scale model trains, cars, airplanes, dioramas, or even doll houses, but there are also models called a room box. Room boxes are just what they suggest. Models of rooms. However they can be interior view, exterior views, or a combination of both.

The group leader will be Noni Axe who is prepared to teach people how to create a minature, from start to finish. Basic tools you would need to bring would be an exacto knife, a fine tip tweezer, and some sharp nose scissors. Anything else would depend on what you intend to build. Some items can be made from household items, while others can be bought. It just depends how what you want to do with it and how simple or elaborate you wish to make it. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact us so we can put your name on a list. If we have enough interest you will be called back with a time and date and start putting your hands to work.