Dressed in drag, St. Johns County resident addresses neighborhood’s traffic issue

Spar-Kelly & neighbors say for years, parents have been parking in neighborhood to avoid line at Creekside High

ST. JOHNS, Fla. – Neighbors in Durbin Crossing said that for about five years they were trying to get something done about parents parking their cars in the neighborhood during school pickup at Creekside High to avoid a long line.

It wasn’t until Spar-Kelly took action that something happened.

“I made my sign and got dressed up and people noticed,” Spar-Kelly said. “Finally, people noticed.”

The sign drag queen Spar-Kelly holds reads simply: “THIS IS NOT STUDENT PICK-UP, HONEY.” She held the sign in the neighborhood for three days.

“If what it takes is just me standing here and telling people to move along, I’ll be a diva and I’ll tell someone to move right along,” Spar-Kelly said.

She and her neighbors say dozens of Creekside High School parents have been parking down the street during school pickup to avoid the long line to the school on Longleaf Pine Parkway.

“They are blocking inside the cul-de-sac, they are coming in, parking around the whole loop, basically creating a whole new pick-up site and blocking people’s driveways, mailboxes, etcetera,” Spar-Kelly said.

Neighbors feel it’s an accident waiting to happen.


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