RCI thanks residents for survey completion 

 Specker Field House was abuzz with more than 800 people for an evening of food, bingo and prizes at The Villages at Belvoir’s Family Fun Night, Friday, as a way to thank residents who completed an Army resident satisfaction survey. 

Jessica Kennedy, marketing manager for The Villages at Belvoir, said the goal was a 50-percent response rate to the survey, so everyone who completed the survey before April 29 was entered in a drawing for a one-time rent discount of $500 or $1,000. 

Families gathered for free pizza, subs, and an evening of bingo, where more than 30 people won board games as prizes.

Family Fun Night was also a chance for housing staff to meet and visit with residents in a relaxed setting. Christine Heap, military spouse, says she and her husband have always enjoyed living on post. 

“My husband always says living on Belvoir is like an oasis in the big city,” she said. 

Heap singled out a couple of staffers with The Villages of Belvoir, saying that Robert Ainsworth has always taken great care of them, and George Conley brought a smile and warmth to each service request. 

Conley said the feeling is mutual. 

“They have always shown me much love,” he noted, adding he was happy to see so many Villages residents attending. 

“We get to see how much the residents appreciate us and show that we do care,” he said. 

Getting to know the residents has had a lasting effect on Conley. 

“I’ve realized a lot of these residents have become family,” he said. 

Heap, who just had twins, showed photos of the babies to Conley. 

“I want to come see the babies – when can I come by,” he asked?