Tracey's top of the stops

TRACEY Casey received a certificate of recognition from Swan Hill Rural City Council for 25 years of service as a lollypop lady.

Tracey Casey was presented with an award last month for 25 years of service as a school crossing supervisor. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN.

Tracey Casey was presented with an award last month for 25 years of service as a school crossing supervisor. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN.

Mayor Les McPhee presented Tracey with the award last month at the Swan Hill Club.

Tracey's mum Sue Casey said she was incredibly proud to see Tracey receive the award.

"It was beautiful," she said. 

Mrs Casey was a crossing guard herself for 10 years before Tracey took it up. 

"I was hired and she used to come with me, so she took over for me," she said.

"She started doing it because there was no one who wanted to do it." 

While Mrs Casey's days as a crossing guard were over, Tracey happily continued on.

"Her favourite part of the job is book week, dress up days, she gets involved," she said.

Tracey has been working at the Murlong Street crossing near Swan Hill North Primary since she started and has built a real connection with many of the students there.

"The kids love her, some of the kids who have left school still remember her. She'll go down the street and there won't be anyone she doesn't know," she said.

Tracey has helped her mum in a few other jobs, always in roles that keep her around children.

"Child care, family day care, she's very child orientated," she said. 

Sue said Tracey's love for kids is a mutual one and the kids often responded to her enthusiasm.

Mrs Casey said Tracey has every intention to continue in her role as a lollypop lady.

"She's trying to get to 30 [years] next," Mrs Casey said.

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