Volunteer of the Month

February 2018
Leona Fowler

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This month we’d like to shine the light on one of our newer volunteers around here. Leona Fowler, one of our Thrift Store volunteers. Once a week Leona comes in to sort, clean, price, and then sell items in our store. Leona has been only been volunteering for the past 6 months, but has proven herself to be a hardworking salesperson. In fact when we had our Extravaganza Sale the end totals came to $180! Not bad for 50 cent to $2 items! Leona came to us after retiring from the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where she worked for over 32 years. After slowing down she went to visit her sister and overheard someone talking about the Highland Senior Center. She came and checked us out and liked what she saw. Then while attending the Food Program, she heard an announcement asking for volunteers. She turned in her paperwork, and the very next day she was volunteering in the Thrift Store! Born and raised here in Highland, her and her husband Mike and three sons together. No grandkids yet, but Leona has her fingers crossed! We would like to thank Leona all her hard work.

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This month we’d like to introduce you to Dorothy Jetton. Dorothy has been a member since 2013, but has been coming around much longer than that. Her friends from Valencia Lea were talking about the Highland Senior Center and going. Dorothy went with them and has been coming ever since. She loved the fact that she made more friends by coming here!
In the past she has taken the Computer class, participated in Aerobics and Shuffleboard, eaten lunch here, and browsed at the Thrift Store. No longer driving, now she relies on our Transportation Assistance Program, but still makes sure she gets to Bunco. She is looking forward to an expanded TAP so that she can come here more often. So if you see Dorothy, make sure you stop and say “Hi.” Unless of course she has dice in her hands. Then watch out!