A dozen Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington residents came down to the southwest corner of their 250-acre campus Oct. 19 to enjoy free hot chili, chips, cookies and drinks supplied by Friends of the Soldiers Home. The goal of the Friends VIP Hospitality Tent was to encourage residents to come out and enjoy an annual activity that has been happening on their campus for several years — the DCCX Cyclocross Race. The chilly day undoubtedly kept some residents from venturing out, but those who did enjoyed watching the race in the company of friends!

Pictured in photo below, left to right, residents Lloyd Bylund and Phil Ford, and volunteers Zach Hartman, Lori Lincoln and Jeffrey Knudsen and Jeffrey’s daughter Autumn; in the other photo, the Friends banner marked the hospitality tent.