Medina’s Twin Sizzler lives up to its name

July 17, 2012 by  

The annual Fourth of July road race in Medina, the Twin Sizzler, truly sizzled this year as temperatures soared into the upper nineties. In spite of the scorching heat, hundreds of race fans and community members ventured out of their air-conditioned homes to partake in the Independence Day celebration and help raise funds for the local American Red Cross. The Twin Sizzler featured a five-kilometer run, 10-kilometer run, a fun walk, and 27-mile bike races for experts and citizens. Festivities at the celebration also included face painting, food, and a live DJ.

Local residents turned out to hear the Medina Community Band, directed by Marcus Neiman and Curtis Amerin. An annual ice cream social, hosted by Kiwanis, was also welcomed in the sweltering heat of the afternoon. The annual Fireworks Festival was a huge success the night before.

The Twin Sizzler and Medina’s other Independence Day festivities have become a valued tradition for many area residents. George Gordon, of Motville, stated:

“I came to spend time with the family. It’s become a tradition for us. It incorporates everything that is most important — it’s patriotic and it’s about what America stands for. I think family values are a part of that.”

Local festivities and community events generally use local printing companies for banner printing, poster printing, and flyer printing to help celebrate or announce activities to those in attendance. Business card printing may also be used by local vendors providing services at the event.