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Decatur crossing guard receives award from Georgia Safe Routes to School


Decatur crossing guard receives award from Georgia Safe Routes to School


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Charlene Germany. Photo provided to Decaturish

This week, Decatur crossing guard Charlene Germany was named the 2018 Crossing Guard of the Year for the metro Atlanta area by the Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center.

According to a city press release, Germany received 10 nominations for her friendly manner as well as her professionalism in crossing children safely. The nominations commented that Germany is an extremely positive and friendly person and helps keep the children safe.

“Charlene is there for the families, every single day – rain or shine – with a smile on her face and joy in her heart,” the release said.

Germany’s award came at the end of Crossing Guard Appreciation week, which the Safe Routes to School Resource Center celebrated between November 12-16.  Germany, who is stationed at South Candler Drive, received her award during a Crossing Guard Appreciation Week breakfast co-hosted by Decatur Police and Decatur Active Living.

“The city of Decatur is proud to have Charlene Germany as one of our many crossing guards. She and the other crossing guards in the community are an important part of Decatur’s successful Safe Routes to School Program,” the release said.

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