Colorado Boy Convinces Town To Overturn Ban On Snowball Fights

Colorado Boy Convinces Town To Overturn Ban On Snowball Fights

A small Colorado town can now legally enjoy snowball fights after almost 100 years - and it's all thanks to a nine-year-old boy.

'The children of Severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world, ' he told the board, according to The Greeley Tribune.

Board members voted unanimously to lift the ban.

"I think it's an outdated law", Best said before the meeting. "Because his grandpa couldn't". 10-5-80, that said, "It is unlawful for any person to throw or shoot any stone or any other missile upon or at any person, animal, building, tree or other public or private property; or at or against any vehicle or equipment design for the transportation of persons or property". "And I want to throw a snowball without getting in trouble". He had his classmates write letters in support to their council members.

"He did a brief little introduction about who he was and why he was there, then he went through his PowerPoint presentation and presented evidence to the board", he said.

Asked during that meeting if he had any specific targets in mind for a snowball fight, the boy reportedly pointed out his 4-year-old brother, Dax, who was also in attendance.

'The law was created many years ago.

The ordinance has been in the town's books since its founding in 1920 when snowballs were considered "missiles" like rocks.

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While no one in Severance has actually been cited for throwing a snowball, the nine-year-old believed it was time to change the law for good. However, the snowball aspect wasn't enforced.

"Today's kids need reasons to play outside", he told the town council. Questioned by the town board at the meeting he...

"We are proud of him for taking initiative to make some change, no matter how small it may be", said Derrick Best, Dane's father.

Kyle Rietkerk, assistant to the Severance town administrator, told the newspaper kids visiting Severance Town Hall on school field trips were always shocked to learn that it is illegal to throw a snowball.

"I thought it was insane", Best told Fox 31 Denver.

I'm sure I'm not the only who is a little disappointed that the Best brothers didn't immediately take those snowballs and whip them directly into the collective mushes of the Severance Town Board.

"He has a pet guinea pig and he keeps telling us he's breaking the law by having it", Brooke Best said.

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