Ohio first graders petition to get trick-or-treat hours extended

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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- You know what they say, you're never too young to make a difference and a group of kids in Middleburg Heights, Ohio are proof.

Fifty-three first graders made their way to city hall to ask the mayor to extend their trick-or-treat hours.

Their reasons?

"Children will get more exercise if it`s extended 30 minutes longer," said Charlie Mittendorf, a first grade student.

"Working parents have more time to trick or treat with their parents if they get home later said first grade student, Audrey Hansen.

These determined kids petitioned more than 500 hundred classmates and staff at school. They even did a demonstration for the mayor, in an attempt to get their trick-or-treat hours extended past 8 p.m.

And it worked.

"I am granting by order of my official office the extension of Halloween on October 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. an extra half hour for you," said Mayor Gary Starr of Middleburg Heights.

It just so happens they were learning about local governments, so it would seem they were paying attention.

Looks like these kids could have a sweet future in politics.


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