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July 2019
Charles Roberts

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This month we’d like to give thanks to a familiar face, but one you might not know of in relation to the Highland Senior Center. Charles Roberts is the former editor of the Highland Community News, where he was a big supporter of the Highland Senior Center and would often visit the center to cover our events and activities. However when he retired at the end of 2017, he continued to support our center, but in a different capacity. Before retiring, he asked Jeff, the Outreach Director if we could use some volunteers, as he did not want to become bored. Well, he asked the right person, as he was immediately made a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) driver. He volunteers to drive just about every weekday, and sometimes on weekends as well. Yet his helping us out doesn’t stop there. He also helps out in our Food Program, three days a weeks. He sorts outs the food we bring in and then helps us to pass it out to our seniors. We would also like to thank his wife, Myrna, who gives him time off from his retirement Honey Do list to help us out.


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Our Polynesian party proved to be popular as the Highland Senior Center proudly hosted its annual Luau and it was a sellout with all the seats filled. The mood was festive with the partiers decked out in their finest Hilo Hattie wear and mu mus. As people arrived they were greeted with leis and island music.

Duke Chings Duke Kaleolani Polynesian Review featuring lovely girls from Hawaii served up the entertainment with family members, he has done in the past, including his granddaughters and a cousin. Other entertainment included our very own HSC Hawaiian class dancers. The dancers made it look so easy some of the crowd volunteered to come up and give it a while.

Also served was our version of authentic luau food, minus the spam or poi. Hawaiian chicken, rice pilaf, fruit cocktail and a role, washed down with a mango-pineapple punch. The crowd remarked that it was great food and the best show theyve ever seen!

Wed like to thank all those who bought tickets and came showing their support for the center and its activities. Mahalo and see you next year!