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9-year-old boy persuades U.S. town to revoke snowball ban


Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4:04 PM - A small northern Colorado town has lifted a ban on snowballs courtesy of 9-year-old Dane Best.

The Severance resident stood in front of the town board on Monday night and gave a three-minute presentation explaining why kids should be able to take part in the timeless winter tradition, according to the Greeley Tribune.

After some discussion surrounding safety, the board voted unanimously to lift the ban.

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"He's always been timid and bashful, so when he told me he was doing that, I said, 'Good for you Daners,' especially at this age now, to be able to do that," Dane's grandfather Rick Best told the Greeley Tribune. "Because his grandpa couldn't."

Town officials said the ban was part of a much larger ordinance that prohibited people from throwing objects classified as missiles, which included snowballs and stones, the news agency reports.

Shortly after the meeting, Best was granted the opportunity to throw the first legal snowball.

SOURCE: Greeley Tribune

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