Carl Colmorgen is a Red Bank guy to the marrow.

Even if you don’t know him, you’ve probably seen him around town. A retiree, he volunteers with the fire police to help keep traffic flowing around emergency scenes. He volunteers with the municipal court, helping steer anxious and sometimes indignant defendants through a crowded room and a crowded docket.

He works as a school crossing guard when school’s in session, as it is now at St. James School and Red Bank Catholic High, whose kids he helps protect as they cross Broad Street at Harding Road/Reckless Place – and amuses them, and passing motorists, with his silly seasonal hats.

He’s also, as one of the Colmorgen Kids (with siblings Kathy Lou, Bob, and Bob’s wife, Debbie) a devoted fan of Where Have I Seen This? It genuinely bugs him when he doesn’t know the answer, particularly if our photo’s from his hometown.

So, boy, is Mr. Red Bank going to kick himself today.

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