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Letter to the Editor: 10-Year-Old Have Their Say on Halloween Postponement

Two fifth graders write to town officials with their opinion about the decision to postpone Trick-or-Treat from Halloween to Saturday.

To the Editor:

An open letter to Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey, Hamilton Town Manager Michael Lombardo and Wenham Town Administrator Mark Andrews,

We do not agree that you should postpone Halloween due to power outages.  We feel you could have told us where to trick or treat instead of canceling it until Saturday. 

Thank you,

Louis Preston, 10, Wenham

Alex Johnson, 10, Hamilton

Both fifth graders at Buker Elementary School

Tracy November 02, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Wouldn't it be cool if every person who has complained about the Halloween decision donated $10 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort? Here's the link, go nuts: http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
Jay Burnham November 02, 2012 at 09:30 AM
Good one, Tracy. And wouldn't it be cool if the same complainers explained the process and procedure behind the decision to their children: http://hamilton-wenham.patch.com/articles/letter-to-the-editor-town-leaders-say-iscretion-and-common-sense-were-the-backbone
Michelle Bailey November 02, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Jay, maybe you can explain to the children how the town knew there was the potential for dangerous live wires on the sidewalks but failed to inform the superintendent so he could make a determination about the children's safety going to and from school.
Lori November 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM
As the parent of one of the two boys who wrote this letter, I can sure you both that the decision was explained, and donations have been made. However, I am raising my son to stand up to decisions he feels strongly about. He did just that and I am very proud of him. Invalidating and belittling their opinions, is not the way I choose to raise my child.
Jill Romano November 02, 2012 at 02:15 PM
My son came home yesterday and told me that Mr. Harvey came into the school and visited the boys yesterday and complemented them on their well written letter and expressing their opinion. Bravo to the boys and bravo to Mr. Harvey for acknowledging them.

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