HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Loving, caring and giving are just some of the words used to describe Anne Frasier. The longtime clerical assistant and crossing guard at Butler High School does a lot to help the students. Now, her efforts are being recognized. WHNT NEWS 19 surprised her with a Pay it Forward.
Anne Frasier is used to people coming in and out of Butler High School on a daily basis, but she wasn't expecting us to show up with cameras rolling and cash in hand. Mrs. Frasier's initial reaction - shock!
"I don't know what to say," says Frasier.
After I read the email nomination, the tears came quickly as Mrs. Frasier learned that a colleague, Deloyce Lynch, nominated her. Here's a portion of Lynch's email:
Mrs. Frasier, also known as Mrs. Anne, is a very loving, caring, and giving person who never meets a stranger. Her bubbly personality and love for the students, parents, staff and community truly makes her a deserving individual. For six years, five days a week, I witnessed her giving students $1 for snacks, graduation fees, prom, etc. A bad day for Mrs. Frasier is a day when she feels she did not help someone during the day. She is truly a blessing to her family and Butler High School.
"She is just a genuine person," describes Frasier. "A lovely, kind and bubbly person."
Frasier, of course, is also a humble person.
"I don't think about the things that I do," says Frasier. "It's just me."
Whether she's in the office or on crossing guard duty at Butler High School, Anne Frasier is willing to give of herself.
"There's just need that little extra sometimes, you know," says Frasier. "Maybe they don't get it at home. When they come in here and say 'How are you doing? How's your day going? Mrs. Anne, do you have 50 cents?', I just do these things because I care about these kids. They're like mine."
Frasier says her greatest reward is knowing that kids will come to her if they need her.
As soon as we gave Frasier the $319, she was already planning to share it with the kids. WHNT NEWS 19 also learned that Frasier is an excellent baker and often brings baked goods and sweet treats to share with others.