More than 700 people came to the Armed Forces Retirement Home-DC campus on a glorious afternoon May 2 for the third annual Spring Fling. Community visitors, and the highest number of Home residents who have attended the event yet, enjoyed live jazz, cold beer, delectable food trucks and near-perfect temperatures in the 70s. Loads of children who came enjoyed fun activities such as climbing on a fire truck, flying kites, playing putt-putt golf, kicking balls or simply running on the vast driving range open to their whims. Some “characters” from the Kirov Academy of Ballet also provided fun for kids. The nature walk remained a popular attraction for the event, as roughly 100 people roamed near the ponds to hear naturalists describe the significance of the site. We would like to thank everyone who came out for the day, and we thank the residents and staff of the Home for being so supportive of this event. We also thank the many Friends of the Soldiers Home volunteers who came out to make this event such a success!

Enjoy the following photos of the event.

Photos and text by John Hughes except top photo, courtesy of Drew Schneider at facebook.com/petworthnews