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Friends volunteer and board member Timothy Jones, left, Home resident Jeanne Beasley, Home Librarian Christine Baldwin and noted historian and author, C. R. Gibbs, pose with the documentary film Friends donated to the Home after a viewing Wednesday night.

Friends volunteer and board member Timothy Jones, left, Home resident Jeanne Beasley, Home Librarian Christine Baldwin and noted historian and author, C. R. Gibbs, pose with the documentary film Friends donated to the Home after a viewing Wednesday night.

Friends of the Soldiers Home held volunteer events three straight days this week at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

On Tuesday, six volunteers fanned out to distant corridors in the Scott and Sheridan buildings in search of residents in wheel chairs and others who needed escorts in order to get to the monthly Happy Hour. Then, as the jazz band Black Coffee played music, Friends volunteers served drinks, snacks and socialized.

On Wednesday, two volunteers held a screening of the documentary, “Bicycle Corps: America’s Black Army on Wheels,” and arranged for historian and author C.R. Gibbs to give an accompanying lecture. About 30 residents attended. This was a reprise of an event we held at the Home last fall. Afterward, Friends donated the documentary to the Home.

On Thursday, seven volunteers took to the Scott and Sheridan corridors. This time they assisted residents in wheelchairs or with other ailments who needed help getting to the community room for a game of Jingo. The volunteers then assisted residents with vision, hearing or other difficulties in playing the game.

We would like to thank our volunteers for the sustained commitment they have made to our veteran friends. To get on our volunteer e-mail list write volunteerfriendsofsoldiers (at) gmail (dot) com

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