What better person to have wave the green flag to kick off the 2nd Annual Miracle Miles for Memory Care Road Rally than Springfield Masonic Community Pathways resident Eldon Wollum. When asked if he would like to participate he didn’t even hesitate to answer, “YES. Anything I can do to help anyone or anything, I am happy to be a part of.” Those words reflect Eldon’s life as one abounding with volunteerism and public service.
Eldon worked 15 years as a Corrections Officer at London Correctional Institute, drove a school bus for Springfield City Schools and also drove Springfield City Transit Buses. After helping to build the Northside Church of God, he purchased a large passenger van and would pick up folks for Sunday school and church. When he left the church he also left them the van.
One of Eldon’s greatest memories though, is driving truck for Jack Bowsher racing. One distinctive year, he drove over 54,000 miles. “ I drove that car all over that year,” he said. Eldon loves to help people and he says,“ I always try to do everything.”
When asked about Springfield Masonic Community he says, “ I couldn’t think of a better place to be than here. I love it more here each day.”
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