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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2012 Archives > September 2012 > Mayor Brown Honors One Of Buffalo’s First School Crossing Guards

Mayor Brown Honors One Of Buffalo’s First School Crossing Guards

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Jane L. Ervin celebrates 60 years of service as a school crossing guard in Buffalo

BUFFALO– September 25, 2012 - Mayor Byron Brown and members of the Buffalo Crossing Guards Association today recognized Jane L. Ervin for her 60 years of service as a school crossing guard in Buffalo by issuing a proclamation, naming September 25, 2012 as ‘Jane L. Ervin Day in the City of Buffalo’.

Ms. Ervin was one of the first School Crossing Guards in Buffalo when they organized in 1952. She is currently stationed at the intersection of High Street and Pershing Avenue. Early on, she crossed some of the city’s smallest and most vulnerable residents at Upper Terrace Street near School 2, until it closed. Ms. Ervin then helped students cross at East Utica Street and Masten Avenue for 48 years.
 
“Jane Ervin is known for her bright smile and dedication to children,” said Mayor Brown.  “As it is said about mail carriers, she’s always there, be it in the rain, sleet or snow to assure the safety of our students. We applaud her continued dedication and commitment to Buffalo’s youngest community members.”

Ms. Ervin told Mayor Brown that she is proud to be a crossing guard, crossing a yet another generation of school children.  She continues to be an active member of the community, having served her profession as the membership chairperson for the Buffalo Crossing Guards Association, as well as Sergeant-at-Arms.  She also worked as a voting inspector for the Board of Elections for over 35 years.  Ervin has been married to her husband, William, for over fifty years, and has two children, Connie and Donell, a granddaughter, Tasha, and two great grandsons, Ameer and Avery.