Throughout the previous 50 years, the edge of Broad and Spring Streets has been one of the most secure in Falls Church. Some would agree because it’s being watched over by a sculpture of the Virgin Mary on the grounds of St. James Catholic School.
However, generally, it’s because of the difficult work and commitment of 91-year-old intersection watch Janet Haines. Haines started her work 50 years prior – ensuring the understudies of St. James were kept out of danger as they got through the bustling intersection to come to school on schedule.
On Wednesday, understudies, guardians, and Falls Church authorities respected her with an extraordinary function to recognize her long periods of responsibility. “She is genuinely a motivation,” said her girl, who was there to respect her mom alongside other relatives. “You need to know what the wellspring of youth is?
well here it is!” said her child. “Get up – be an intersection watch – begin when you’re 41 – and continue onward!” “We know, through our confidence, that modesty and beauty are through help. Furthermore, here you have someone that has allowed you 50 years of administration,” said an official respecting Janet at Wednesday’s service. “She’s made a culture inside this local area, especially at St. James, of security!”