The scheduled "Occupy the Green" protest against CMS's unilateral decision to stop school kids from walking to the Town Green on Fridays went off without a hitch. Dozens of kids and parents showed up to show their displeasure with the policy change, support a long-standing Davidson tradition, and enjoy some free ice-cream. Television media was even on hand to cover the event.
Just prior to the event, DavidsonNews.net reported that the school system seems to have suddenly realized that they didn't have the authority to actually enforce the policy change. Good news for all who enjoy our small town lifestyle.
The kids involved in today's event learned a few things about civic activism, and I'm guessing they'll remember this for a long time.
Now, let's hope they also behave themselves in the many Friday's to come and don't give anyone an excuse to complain.
UPDATE: See video coverage of the event here from WCNC.