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7-Year-Old Girl Renames Long Island Town For Halloween

October 30, 2018 - 7:32 pm

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – A Long Island town is changing its name to “Hauntington” for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident.

Second grader Angelica Cunningham learned Huntington was making the one-day switch on Wednesday. The town council unanimously approved the switch last week.

Angelica's parents encouraged her to write to town officials after she blurted her “Hauntington” idea out during a car ride.

She sent a handwritten note explaining how the name would be fun to say, but she didn't think officials would take her suggestion seriously.

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“I didn’t think anything would happen,” 7-year-old Angelica said, adding that she feels “Amazing” knowing the town will change it’s name.

Her favorite part about Halloween?

“I like dressing up! I’m gonna get lots of candy,” Angelica said, who told WBCS 880's Sophia Hall that she loves Kit-Kat bars.

“I'm extremely proud of her and I'm I'm very happy with Huntington too because it just shows we live in a really nice place,” mom Dee Cunningham said.

Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci loved the idea and says he expects to use Angelica's moniker more in years to come.

Cunningham says she thought of the name because she has a Monster High doll named Ari Hauntington.

(© WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)