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Twins Days Festival 2002
August 3rd & 4th 2002
Twinsburg, Ohio

About the Twins Days Festival

The 27th annual Twins Days Festival was held in Twinsburg, Ohio on Saturday August 3rd & 4th, 2002. This event, held in the only city in the world named after twins, hosted over 2,100 sets of multiples (including twins, triplets, quads and quints) from around the world. This year's event was the largest known annual gathering of twins (and other multiples) in the world, as documented in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Twinsburg is located between Akron and Cleveland on S.R. 91 and was named in honor of Aaron and Moses Wilcox, early settlers from Killingsworth, Connecticut. The towns name was changed from Millsville to Twinsburg in 1817, at the request of the twins, who also donated six acres of land, that is now the city square, and twenty dollars to start the first school. The Wilcox twins were so identical that only their closest friends could tell them apart. They married sisters, held property in common, and were stricken with the same ailment, and died the same day. They are buried in the same grave in Twinsburg's Locust Grove Cemetery.

The Twins Days Festival features 64 different contests…

David and Michael competed in "Twins Coming Farthest Within USA" and placed 3rd. The festival also included a giant kick-off parade, games, a food court, children's rides and games, arts & crafts, business booths, live entertainment, researchers, a twin fireworks display, chicken barbecue, pancake & sausage breakfast and a twins' talent show (Saturday & Sunday). Planning has already begun for next years festival scheduled for August 1st-3rd, 2003!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 330-425-3652, FAX: 330-425-7280 OR E-MAIL US AT info@twinsdays.org ALSO CHECK OUT OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT www.twinsdays.org OR WRITE TO US AT: THE TWINS DAYS FESTIVAL COMMITTEE, INC., P.O. BOX 29, TWINSBURG, OHIO 44087.

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The Town Square Before the Parade

Dave & Mike Hangin' with
the crew beforehand

Had to get a picture with
the Pipers!!

Showing off the braces

Twin Police Officers - Kewl

Over by the War Memorial

The Watsons in Twinsburg
The Parade

Mike & Dave Walking
in the Parade

Grouped with the Visitors
from Twinstuff.com


In the Middle of the
Twinstuff.com Group


Quite a Few Twins in the
Parade

The Crowd Watching
All the Twins Walk By

A Bird? A Plane? Is that a
Paraglider up there?

The Boys are Plotting
Something

They Really Enjoyed the
Parade

End of the Parade with
Some Other Twins
The Festival

Twins from Twinstuff.com

"Hey - Think we will win?"


"You Guys Won a Bronze Medal!"
(Came Farthest Within U.S.)


The Boys Receiving their Bronze

The Boys Were Really Impressed
with the Irish Dancing


Another Shot of the Dancers


The Boys with John Reiff
(Donated the Medals in Memory
of his Brother Bill)

Trying to Win the Look A
Like Contest

The Boys in Saturdays
Group Picture
The Embassy Suites Hotel

Looking Out Into the Couryard

Another Angle of the Courtyard

Looking Down Towards the
Breakfast Area

The Conference Rooms and Lobby

The Breakfast Area


Twinsburg Water Tower
(Not Near the Hotel but Oh Well)

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