On Wednesday, October 21st, the Lincoln Park Elementary School honored Richard "Rip" Van Winkle, a dedicated school employee for sixteen years. During the past sixteen years, Rip assisted in keeping the students, parents, and staff at the LPES safe. Rip served as the traffic control officer at the school and in all weather conditions morning and afternoon faithfully and diligently fulfilled his responsibility. He was dedicated to his job and more importantly was dedicated to the children. To honor Rip for his dedication, the Lincoln Park Board of Education has designated the driveway in front of the school as "Rip Van Winkle Way".