Updated: Nov 3
In a world where age often limits one's activities, Curtis "Curt" Mallote stands as an inspiring example of vibrant living and selfless service. At 80 years young, he embodies the true essence of aging well through his unwavering commitment to community involvement and volunteerism.
Curtis Mallote, affectionately known as Curt, was recently honored as the recipient of the October Aging Well Award. His life is a testament to the power of staying active and engaged, not just for personal well-being but for the betterment of society as a whole.
Curt's journey toward becoming a pillar of community service began as a little league baseball coach. Over the years, his passion for helping others only grew. His favorite form of volunteer work became delivering Meals on Wheels, a gesture that not only nourishes the bodies of those in need but also warms their hearts with compassion.
What truly sets Curt apart is his boundless commitment to various community initiatives. His involvement as an active deacon at Faith United Baptist Church showcases his dedication to spiritual guidance and support. For over two decades, he has been a huge supporter of the Southside Fall Festival, serving as the master of ceremonies for a number of years.
His contributions extend even further as a key member of the Southside Progressive Association, where he serves as the Public Works Director. He also has extended his generosity by playing Santa Claus at the annual Hyde Park lighting ceremony, spreading cheer and goodwill to everyone.
Moreover, Curt never shies away from supporting his family, always being available to aid his children and grandchildren. His commitment to both family and community truly highlights his selflessness and love for people.
Curt's story is one that exemplifies the significance of active participation in community service, regardless of age. His spirit, enthusiasm, and unwavering dedication serve as an inspiration for people of all ages to contribute positively to the world around them.
Curt, thank you for being a guiding light and a true embodiment of aging well through service and selflessness. Your contributions make our world a better place.