A nine-year old boy successfully campaigned for the repeal of his Colorado town's ban on snowball fights.
After spending the past month preparing his case against the ordinance, Dane Best on Monday made an impassioned three-minute presentation to the Severance Town Board, the Greeley Tribune reported.
"The children of Severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world," he said. "Today's kids need a reason to play outside."
Dane next fielded questions from lawmakers and was compelled to promise not to throw snowballs with rocks in them or to aim at windows. The board was swayed and voted unanimously to legalize snowball fights within town limits.
To celebrate the board gives Dane his first LEGAL snowball to throw. Plus one for his little brother who is apparently Dane's first target. pic.twitter.com/1ePrg0wykq— Xandra McMahon (@xanmcmahon) December 4, 2018
According to Dane's mother,
However, Severance's buzz-killing law was not a product of such forces. Rather, it was an unenforced part of a century-old ordinance that prevented people from throwing missiles or stones at people of property.
After the town, located north of Denver, overturned the ban, t
Cover image: Dane Best speaks about his successful campaign to repeal his town's ban on snowball fights, at his home in Severance, Colorado, on Dec. 3, 2018. (CBS Denver)