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25,000 attend Twins Days

Published: August 10, 2016 1:00 AM

They came two-by-two from Twinsburg and beyond to celebrate what makes them unique.
Officials estimated 25,000 people attended, and more than 1,800 sets of multiples descended on Glenn Chamberlin Park for the 2016 Twins Days Festival Aug. 5-7, the 41st since the first Double Take Parade stepped off in 1976.
Twins were treated to free Twincicles, the frozen treat especially delicious in 80-degree heat.
Researchers from colleges, including West Virginia and Pennsylvania State universities, and private companies, such as P & G Research and The Acne Treatment and Research Center,  offered nominal pay or swag for twins willing to submit to a DNA swab, have a photo taken, or answer some questions.
Twins Days Festival Committee board member Sandy Miller said most researchers filled their quotas by 1 p.m. Aug. 6, the first day of the festival.
“The rest were gone Sunday morning,” she said.
A long line of people took turns having their pictures taken with the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship trophy, on loan for a few hours and carefully watched over by security.
And everywhere there were twins, siblings of twins, parents of twins, and a few singletons to gape at the twins.
Contests were a popular part of the event, and medals were awarded.
— Gina Mace, Twinsburg Bulletin

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