East End Community School is planning a celebration for beloved crossing guard Danny Lowe on Thursday, June 1. Lowe, a young man with autism, has dedicated himself to helping students get safely across the intersection of North Street and Walnut Street since 2014. The school celebrated Lowe on June 1, 2022, and now the second annual “Danny Day” celebration will take place on that same date this year, from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
First, however, students and families will gather in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to decorate the intersection with sidewalk chalk drawings and signs acknowledging the school community’s appreciation of Lowe's commitment to the safety of students. The next day, when Lowe arrives for his morning shift, he will be greeted by the decorations and students and families celebrating him with balloons, bubbles, signs and cards, as well as with Disney music (his favorite) on a portable speaker.
HERE is the evite for the “Danny Day” celebration. Learn more about Lowe here, as he and his direct support professional Billy Jack talk about Lowe's life of independence and his community involvement as a crossing guard.
(Rain dates: Tuesday, May 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., for decorating and Wednesday, May 31, 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. for the celebration.)