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Lansing students thank crossing guards with treats

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 14, 2021) – A few small tokens of generosity and thankfulness have been exchanged in Lansing in recent days as local students have given treats to crossing guards around town.

Hot chocolate, candy canes, and chocolates were gifted by four students from two families: Anthony and Charles Espitia, and Isabelle and Joseph Abbasy.

Charles Espitia helped pass out treats to Lansing’s crossing guards. (Photo provided)

Over the last few schooldays, the children have shared their small tokens of thankfulness with crossing guards, who usher Lansing’s schoolchildren across streets and railroad tracks every day.

Joseph (left) and Isabelle Abbasy approach a crossing guard with a surprise treat. (Photo provided)

Kristine Espitia, mother of Anthony and Charles, said the gesture was organized by her children, with Kristine helping as needed. She said in a text message, “The crossing guards were so happy. They stand out in cold and rain! They truly deserve the praise and credit!! They are awesome!”


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.