GREENFIELD — The hardest part about being mayor?

Probably all of the paperwork, Addison Brown guesses.

The 8-year-old Greenfield resident visited Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell’s office Thursday to get a peek at what the job is really all about.

In April, Addison was picked to be the mayor of Kidsville — a mock town that teaches youth about money management — as part of a children’s program at Greenfield Banking Co.

As a reward, Fewell invited her to city hall for a tour, lunch and sit-down chat, mayor to mayor.

“We thought it was quite an honor to have her here, her being such a dignitary,” Fewell said.

When she reported to city hall Thursday (her dad, Dan, drove of course), Addison was greeted by a sign in the parking lot: Mayor Brown Parking Only.

She took a tour of city hall and visited the city council chambers, where Fewell presides over city meetings. She even got to give the gavel a whack — the signal meetings are ready to start.

Fewell took Addison to lunch at Lincoln Square Pancake House, a favorite of his, and planned to end the day visiting Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management. Addison loves animals, and he wanted to show her how the city helps them.

He even made a proclamation, declaring Thursday as Mayor Brown Day in Greenfield. As she accepted the plaque proclaiming her day, Addison had a wide grin.

“It’s really special,” Addison said.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.