Putting On A Show at Below

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 3:22pm

Alaska crossing guard doesn't let frigid temps stop him from entertaining.

Webb Phillips doesn't let the 35-below temperatures of Fairbanks, Alaska slow down his show.

The crossing guard says there are two parts to this job: Keep the kids safe and signal the drivers
coming around blind corners.

"It's been six years and I've never had an accident on this corner, and so I'm pretty pleased with that, because before that time, I'm afraid, there was quite a number," he says.

He used to only wave to kids, but he's found parents enjoy his performance just as much.

"If I were to throw my hat up into the air and bow as well, then people really liked it. But then if I did something tricky, like behind the back, then they just loved it," he says. "You can keep your students happy and your drivers happy and they wave at you and they don't run you down. Oh, I
love that. That's just the best thing in the world."

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