Frank’s passion for Caltowie

COMMUNITY MINDED: Frank Wallace helps keep Caltowie beautiful by mowing, weeding and spraying around the town.

COMMUNITY MINDED: Frank Wallace helps keep Caltowie beautiful by mowing, weeding and spraying around the town.

On behalf of the Caltowie community and the Caltowie Memorial Hall and Progress Association the group would like to acknowledge and thank Frank Wallace for all his hard work, contributions and dedication in keeping the town looking beautiful.

Frank, aged 79, was born in Subiaco, Western Australia. 

He started a five-year trade making wine barrels and wine vats with Shahinger and Son Coopers.  

Following his trade, he joined his uncle in dairy farming for three years and then worked for Cyclone Co in heavy steel construction.

Frank was in charge of their fencing and demo trials for 20 years.

He bought a house at Parafield Gardens, in Adelaide, and got married. He then started his own business with All Insurance Co, through Wakefield and Sons Adelaide.

While living in Adelaide he enjoyed coaching colts football at Salisbury West Football Club.

Frank and his wife separated and he raised his three children on his own.

Life eventually brought him to the Mid North and he moved to Caltowie and started to play bowls.

Over the years he as won club champion two years in a row plus a few other club tournaments. He has worked at the Caltowie silos and Craig Symonds Farming for 11 years.

He enjoys being involved in the community and has been president of the Caltowie Hall and Progress Association and involved with Caltowie CFS for 30 years.

He still mows, weeds, sprays and contributes to the town every day. 

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