9 year old fights city hall and wins!

He may just be nine-years-old, but Dane Best has already changed the world. At least, his corner of it. You see, the boy is celebrating his first political win with a snowball fight in Severance Colorado. Severance, population 3165, outlawed snowball fights in 1918. Actually what they outlawed was the throwing or shooting of stones or missiles at people, animals, buildings, trees, any other public or private property or vehicles. Snowballs fell under the town’s definition of “missiles.”

Best asked the Severance Board of Trustees to overturn a 100-year-ban on snowball fights. Aside from getting his elementary school classmates to write letters, he also offered the board a PowerPoint presentation (his mom helped).

In the end, they voted unanimously to end the ban and Best was the first person in 100 years to legally throw a snowball in Severance. And Dane isn’t done yet. The next town law he wants to change? The one that defines “pets” as a cat or dog…and it limits the number of pets in a household to three. His inspiration? Dane admits, "I want a guinea pig."



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