“It’s tradition,” Mary McGraw, a resident who wore a T-shirt that read “Don’t Mess with the Midget.”“We’re not here to make fun of small people,” McGraw said. “I would have never realized how important (the mascot) was to so many people until just now when you see all these people. When someone messes with something like tradition, you decide something’s worth fighting for instead of letting it go.”Another supporter, a man who told the board he was a Freeburg High graduate, drew loud applause when he said it didn’t matter what the board decided. “Once a Midget, always a Midget,” he said.
July 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM EDT