Honoring Joe Maugeri
The River Edge School Community honored Joe Maugeri on January 24, 2018 for his years of service as a Crossing Guard for Cherry Hill School. As he retires from his post, the PTO, students, teachers, River Edge Mayor and Council Members, the VFW, New Jersey officials and more came out to honor and salute Joe for his accomplishments. Here is a poem by Genevieve A. Wells, that envelops what he has done for Cherry Hill all these years. Congratulations Joe!
The Crossing Guard
There is a job that I love to do,
Before I can say, my day is thru.
Monday thru Friday is when it's done,
There are some days that's hard but more that are fun.
We have our bright vest, gloves and whistle to blow.
To stop the traffic so the children can go.
Sometimes children come just one at a time,
And when I talk to my friends I call them all mine.
I've worked this job for many a year,
And I still find it hard to hold back that tear.
I watch them come and I watch them go,
In the heat, the rain and in the snow.
Many years have come and many years have gone by,
And all the children I deal with are special in my eye.
My children are grown and have one's of their own,
But guess who crosses them as they head for their home.
We're there for your safety and hopefully ours too,
To help buses and children get to and from school.
So stop when we tell you and go when we say,
And everyone will have a safe and happier day.
We Will Miss You Joe!