From Homeless to Olympian

Olympian Lolo Jones shares her special relationship with Salvation Army at annual luncheon

Olympian Lolo Jones shares special relationship with Salvation Army

News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Linda McReynolds, Lolo Jones, Rose Cullen
Linda McReynolds, Lolo Jones, Rose Cullen. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Lolo Jones, Ann Bookout, John Bookout
Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Lolo Jones, Ann Bookout, John Bookout. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary
Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Sara Jennings, Susan Baker
Sara Jennings, Susan Baker. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Jeanie Kilroy, Lynn Wyatt
Jeanie Kilroy, Lynn Wyatt. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Elyse Joseph, James Madget, Jenny Elkins
Elyse Joseph, James Madget, Jenny Elkins. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Nancy Gordon, Barbara Robertson
Nancy Gordon, Barbara Robertson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Cornelia Long, Alice Burgueries
Cornelia Long, Alice Burgueries Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Thurmon Andress, Lilly Andress, Jim Wise
Thurmon Andress, Lilly Andress, Jane Wise, Jim Wise. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Pat Breen, Joan Schnitzer Levy
Pat Breen, Joan Schnitzer Levy. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Brenda Love, Betty Hrncir
Brenda Love, Betty Hrncir. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Linda McReynolds, Lolo Jones, Rose Cullen
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Lolo Jones, Ann Bookout, John Bookout
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Sara Jennings, Susan Baker
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Jeanie Kilroy, Lynn Wyatt
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Elyse Joseph, James Madget, Jenny Elkins
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Nancy Gordon, Barbara Robertson
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Cornelia Long, Alice Burgueries
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Thurmon Andress, Lilly Andress, Jim Wise
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Pat Breen, Joan Schnitzer Levy
News, Shelby, Salvation Army luncheon, Nov. 2015, Brenda Love, Betty Hrncir

What: Salvation Army Annual Luncheon.

Where: The Hilton Americas-Houston.

The scoop: Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones shared her moving story of having been homeless as a child and her family finding shelter and hope within the care of the Salvation Army in Iowa. Her inspirational story carried her through fame and success and her current schedule of training for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Chaired by Ann and John Bookout, the luncheon honored long-time supporter Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and raised $545,000 for Salvation Army programs.

Who: Linda McReynolds, Wally Wilson, Jenny Elkins, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, James Madget, Rose Cullen, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Cornelia Long and Clare Glassell.