We weren’t planning to add bowling as a fourth regular monthly volunteer event for Friends of the Soldiers Home. But after a trial late last year, we found volunteers loved bowling as another way to connect with the men and women who served our country. So off we go! On the third Tuesday evening of each month, we assist veterans who need help getting to the lanes on campus, and we aid those who need assistance in playing the games. As pictures from last month show, everyone has a great time! Bowling now joins Jingo, Happy Hour and Saloon Night on the Friends’ monthly roster of activities. Special thanks go to FOSH’s Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Lincoln, and Carol Mitchell at the Armed Forces Retirement Home for making this bowling event happen. If you want to participate this coming Tuesday, Feb. 16, write Lori at volunteerfriendsofsoldiers (at) @gmail (dot) com.
Story by John Hughes, photos by Melissa Sullivan.