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Crossing guard on the job 40 years, not slowing down

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Adella Clark is an 89-year-old crossing guard who loves her job. (Source: WICU/WSEE/CNN) Adella Clark is an 89-year-old crossing guard who loves her job. (Source: WICU/WSEE/CNN)

(WICU/WSEE/CNN) – For many districts, the school year is in full swing. Kids are getting in the routine of getting up early and heading to class.

For 89-year-old Adella Clark, that means it's time to keep kids safe.

Clark has worked as a crossing guard in Lawrence Park for more than 40 years. She's a local icon who says she just enjoys her job.

“I come down and then they see me standing there and a big smile and I get a hug,” Clark said. “The parents will wave to me and it's just nice.”

Clark turns 90 in October, and she says she'd like to continue for many more school years.

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