Gold award for lollipop lady Rita

PUBLISHED: 13:57 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

A SEATON lollipop lady will receive an award from Devon County Council for 15 years of service.

A SEATON lollipop lady will receive an award from Devon County Council for 15 years of service.Rita Hallett, based at Seaton Primary School, is to be presented with the Gold Award at the council's annual long service award ceremony, taking place at Larkbeare House, in Exeter, on July 30.She is among 17 others who have clocked up 120 years between them.The council's chairman, John Rawlinson, said: "Our school crossing patrols perform a vital job in helping schoolchildren across Devon get to and from school safely, whatever the weather."Councillor Margaret Rogers, the council's executive member for environment, said: "The commitment shown by all of our lollipop men and women across Devon should be applauded."These awards recognise their dedication in safeguarding thousands of children in the country."The county council long service award ceremony has been held annually since 1990. Since then, more than 300 patrols have received the distinguished honours.

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