Volunteer of the Month

September 2020
Mike & Sharon Pierce

Photo of Mike & Sharon Pierce

This month we’d like to shine the light on some familiar faces around here. Mike & Sharon Pierce are a mix of new and old to the center. Sharon has been a member since 2010, while Mike joined in 2018. Before the shutdown, Mike was wearing several hats, working in the Trip Office and working in the Nutrition Program two days a week. They both also enjoy working at our special events, and were first time drivers for our Operation Senior Cause. During the shutdown they’ve both have been volunteering in the Thrift Store as well as serving as Transportation Assistance Program drivers. Mike and Sharon are both from the area. Sharon was born in Boston, but came out here when she was three. Mike on the other hand was born and raised out here. They met on a blind date when she was 18, and he was 22. They were married 6 weeks later! Together they have two kids and five grandchildren. He worked for Fedco and retired from Beaver Medical for over 20 years each whereas she worked for the same mortgage company. We would like to thank the Mike and Sharon for their ongoing dedication to the center and its members during these troubling days.

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Member Spotlite

This month we’d like to shine the light on Dorothy Jetton. Dorothy has been a member of the Highland Senior Center since 2013. She first heard about the center through a neighbor. She came in to check us out and soon began participating in aerobics, the trips, Lunch Bunch, and the special event dinners.
However, if push came to shove, she says that her favorite activity is Bunco. Every Friday she can be found in the exercise room throwing dice like Nathan Detroit. So if you should see her, make sure to stop her and say “Hi.” Maybe even blow on her dice for some good luck!