Listen: Kirk, Dane And Colorado discussed on All Things Considered
"For some throwing a snowball or two on a cold winter day is a yearly tradition but in severance, Colorado. We didn't know is illegal to have a snowball fight is nine year old Dane best. He took a school field trip to town hall and discovered there was a law against throwing snowballs a lot nearly one hundred years old. So he gathered his classmates to write letters about changing the law and this week he made his case in front of the town's board of trustees. And here's today to hopefully change the law about. I feel locked the laws created many years ago. He's one to have snowball fights breaking the law. Kids want to have a voice in our town. Kyle read Kirk is assistant to the town's administrator. He says best isn't the first to find this law unfair. We've had kids write letters. We've had kids like call us. But do it you have to come to a public forum for it to be able to go through which had not happened until best gave a pretty convincing PowerPoint presentation. I was pretty excited. Everyone was clapping. I can't wait for it to snow after the hearing best and his younger, brother. Dax got to throw the first two legal snowballs in town with snow that read Kirk had found the day before he kept it in the freezer and my little brother got to throw one two. And while there are still some concerns about safety record says the laws safety clauses are intact. If you put a rock and a Sobol, you're still throwing a rock, and that is still illegal. While throwing snowballs is now legal in severance. Best a want to turn his attention to working on some other quirky town laws like one that makes his pet Guinea pig. Snickers technically illegal apparently in severance, they have very strict definition of pets think dog and cat. I feel I'm breaking the law. That's nine year old Dane best. It doesn't matter. How old you are? You can never voicing your town voice that this week persuaded people to make it legal to throw snowballs severance Colorado once again.."