Crossing guard retires after 50 years

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who helped thousands of kids cross the street is retiring after 50 years.

Corrine Allen is retiring from her crossing guard duties in Waterford Township, Michigan.


Allen's career began with a request to fill in.


After 50 years on the job she has helped thousands of kids and families cross the street.


"She's been here a long time. We're going to be sad to see her go, sad to see Waterford Village being closed. It's kind of bittersweet," said Tracy Brush.


The elementary school Allen works at is closing next year.


The school district offered her another job but she declined.


Allen says over the years kids have brought her flowers, popcorn, and have even visited her home.


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