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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:09 am

Annual duck parade waddles along

Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette

When Courtney Waddlesworth took one of her regular flights from Arcola Elementary School’s courtyard this morning, Teresa Kage was concerned the mother of 13 ducklings wouldn’t return in time for the brood’s annual parade.

The custodian needn’t have worried.

Courtney, who has nested at the Northwest Allen County Schools building for three years, made the mid morning, school-wide event held to usher the ducklings to the wild.

Students lined the hallways, watching in silence as Kage and fellow custodian Scott Reynolds guided the brood through the school and across a grassy area away from the building.

By now, Courtney is a pro with the routine.

“She knows what to do,” Kage said.