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September 2018
Ed & Vivian Foster

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This month we don’t just have one Volunteer to show kudos upon, we have two! Ed & Vivian Foster are our newest Thrift Store volunteers. They actually came to us thanks to Vivian who was a member. Once they retired following twenty-five years of retail experience, Vivian told Ed that they should help us out at the Thrift Store. That was all it took. They first started out by bringing in store shelves and then by arranging the stock. Now they work 1-2 days a week moving the items from our center to your house. Ed was originally from Fort Huron, Michigan, and came west to Long Beach thanks to the navy. It was fate that the two met at the Central City Mall (the Carousel mall to you youngsters) where they both worked, each taking turns as the other’s supervisor at various stores. They worked so well together they ended up with six kids, fifteen grandkids, and eight great-grandkids! Thanks to Ed & Vivian for arranging our store and for arranging your time to help us out.


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The members here were treated to a special concert performed by the Inland Empire Prime Time Choraliers. They were invited by the Executive Director, Penny Lilburn, to sing a few patriotic songs in honor of Memorial Day. The group is directed by Jo Stewart and accompanied by Herb Iverson on piano.

The group fit right in here at the center as the Choraliers’ are a group of seniors whose average age is 75. They love to sing just about anything and everything. For us they did some well known songs, such as “America the Beautiful”, and “Home on the Range”, to more unknown, yet just as beautiful songs like “Swing Deep & Low”, and “This is My Country.”

The concert swelled to a great finale as they ended with a Service Medley, with rousing renditions of the Caisson Song (Army), Anchors Aweigh (Navy), Wild Blue Yonder (Air Force), and the Marine Hymn. (Sorry Coast Guard!).

If you would like to join the Choraliers, no auditions are necessary, but you must be a senior and be able to carry a tune. They practice at St. Pauls United Methodist Church on Tues from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.