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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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In honor of the death of the patron saint of Ireland we celebrated with a party. To get things started partygoers first filled up on traditional corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes and the traditional green jelly.

Following the food came the fun. Just like in pubs around the world songs filled the air courtesy of our very own Al & Claudia Wrona. We had our very own version of Name that Tune. For those that couldnt we also had a sing-a-long with many Irish favorites including Wild Irish Rose. We also told Irish jokes as well as a bit of trivia. What city dyes it\'s river green every St. Patrick\'s Day? Chicago!

While we didn\'t hand out pots of gold we did hand out lots of great raffle prizes for a lucky few. Thanks to Costco for donating the cake, and to Humana for sponsoring the event. Until next year:

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.