APPLETON - The teen that took his surveys to city hall, is still going doorto door... but, this time for a sweeter reason.
"Yeah I've gotten lots of candy, which is cool and I've seena lot of my friends in costume," 13-year-old Kevin Hash said.
Hash says he's always loved Halloween and trick-or-treating,but felt those in Appleton, like his little brother Logan, didn'thave enough time to enjoy it.
"I started asking like a lot of my friends and kids andadults if they liked the idea," he said.
240 surveys later, he took his case to city hall andsuccessfully persuaded the city council to make a change earlierthis month.
"You shouldn't just sit around in your armchair complainingabout something, whining and moaning and groaning," Kevin's momLinda Hash said. "If there's something you believe in youshould try to get it changed and Kevin was successful."
But, others feel the change is inappropriate. They worry thelater hours will add danger for trick-or-treaters, who can bedifficult to spot in their costumes and the dark.
"Nobody's trick-or-treat hours go later than 7:00 and so bygoing to 8:00 that changes the whole aspect of things," councilmember Earl Brooker said.
Brooker opposed the change. He feels Appleton'sprevious hours were meant to set a standard and says communityjumping, vandalism and general risk will increase.
While, Appleton police say they're not worried about theextra hour.
Neither are Appleton trick-or-treaters, gratefully gleeful tosee Hash has kept doors open and candy flowing an extra hour.
And while this may be the end of his trick or treat career...
"I don't know I hope its not," Hash said.
Hash says the sweetness of the victory will last far longerthan the candy.
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