Elwood Narum, our founding president, passed away the summer of 2015 but his legacy lives on. Though he hadn't lived in Gary for over 60 years, he was a life time member of the Gary Legion Post. He became active in assisting his home town when he was home for his 60th Bulldog class reunion/ Gary Days in 2010. His visit to Gary reminded him of the wonderful impact the town of Gary had made on his life and he joined forces with the rest. Elwood would have told you he was "technically" born in Flom and then moved to Gary, but we claim him as ours.
Elwood left $20,000 in his will to Gary Cares and over $30,000 to the city of Gary Firehall Building Fund.
In June 2016, the Elwood E. Narum Recreational Park was dedicated in his honor. It was a renovation project of the old Gary Tennis Court to which he donated both time, money and effort to help a young girl achieve her dream to see her town a fun place for kids to live.