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On July 9, the Rotary Club of Twinsburg had its inaugural Rotary River Run, the first of three sessions slated in July. The weather was perfect as participants in 39 kayaks were sent down the scenic Tinkers Creek at staggered times throughout the day, enjoying the natural beauty that is rarely seen from the running trails or other inaccessible areas. Kayakers were shuttled from Glenmeadow Park to East Idlewood Park and dropped off for the approximate 30-minute trip down the slowly meandering waterway; later treated to hot dogs and other refreshments upon their return, as well as the opportunity to play corn-hole, giant checkers or just relax while recalling their first time kayaking down Tinkers Creek.
The event is a partnership with the city of Twinsburg, which will also be the beneficiary of the fundraising, as the Rotary will be beautifying areas around Twinsburg. This year, the club's focus is the firefighter memorial garden located around the message at Twinsburg fire station #2.
Visit https://squareup.com/store/rotary-club-of-twinsburg to reserve a spot on an upcoming Run on either July 16 or 30. Cost is $15 per person, rain or shine.
Sponsors for the run include Gionino's Pizzeria Twinsburg, Guy Gentile, Parade of Flags,J ilek Roofing, Jim Mirgliotta, Cindy Leonard, Andrena Righi, Twinsburg Police Association, Twinsburg Fire Local 3630, D & L Towing, A Short Adventure Kayak Rental and Widows Sons Passkeepers MRA.
The City of Twinsburg, Twinsburg Parks & Recreation, Twinsburg Public Works, Twinsburg CERT and Turle Construction helped prepare the entry and exit sites, allowed the use of their transport vehicles and shuttled the guests and kayaks.