THANKS FOR HIS SERVICE TO TOWNSHIP AND SCHOOL – Through the humidity of late spring, the flutter of fall leaves, and the occasionally bone-numbing cold of winter, Leonard Gerber of Rhoads Road in Lower Pottsgrove has been a school-day presence since 2008 as a crossing guard at Kauffman Road and Cindy Drive for children attending Ringing Rocks Elementary School. Gerber is hanging up his guard belt – he’s the last such crossing guard officially recognized by the township police force, Chief Michael Foltz said – but not without the community’s thanks and appreciation. Members of the Board of Commissioners, representatives of the Pottsgrove School District, and several Montgomery County officials all were on hand Thursday (Aug. 21, 2014) as Foltz presented Gerber with a commemorative award. A large audience in attendance at the board meeting gave him rousing applause.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Aug. 21 meeting):