For 25 years, Ruby Anders has been a familiar face for generations of Franklin Elementary School students walking to and from the northwest side school.
Tuesday, Ruby served for the last time, and was congratulated with a purple-and-white sign courtesy of her granddaughter.
Today, she received more congratulations when she was named Citizen of the Week.
“The job that Ruby and our other crossing guards do is important public safety work for our community,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said in announcing the honor. “When people like Ruby take on this responsibility, they’re not doing it for financial reward. They’re doing it because they care for children, and she’s cared for thousands of them on cold days, hot days, foggy mornings and plenty of days when it rained the entire time she was on duty. Crossing guards receive little recognition, but they are a huge reason our students get to and from school safely every school day.”
Ruby isn’t the only member of her family to be a crossing guard. Her daughter, Kathy Wilson, serves in the same capacity in the east end of the city.
Ruby will receive a certificate from the Mayor’s Office and a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant. The Citizen of the Week is a program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes local residents, natives or former residents for their contributions.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell