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Summit County Executive Russ Pry memorial service is Aug. 13

From Staff Reports Published: August 10, 2016 12:00 AM
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Tangier is site for

Russell M. Pry

memorial service

A memorial service in honor of Summit County Executive Russ Pry, who passed away at the age of 58 July 31, 2016, will be Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

A celebration of Mr. Pry's life will follow at Tangier on West Market Street in Akron from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Pry's name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Visiting Nurse Service.

Mr. Pry was diagnosed with colon cancer in June and had been recovering since surgery on June 14, according to a press release from Pry's office.

He died "peacefully" July 31 when a "series of setbacks in his recovery became too much."

Church to host

inaugural 5K,

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fun run

The First Congregational Church of Twinsburg announces the inaugural Church on the Square 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Children's Fun Run, set for Aug. 20.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the fun run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The event will allow the church to reach out to the city of Twinsburg and surrounding communities to get participants "up close and personal" with the First Congregational Church of Twinsburg's rich history and heritage.

The start and finish lines for the 5K, post-race food and awards ceremony will be in front of the First Congregational Church of Twinsburg, 9050 Church Street.

The free fun run will be two laps around the Twinsburg Township Square, located directly in front of the church as well.

There will also be the "Church Team Challenge" -- the ability to create a 5K run/walk group from a church (three or more persons).

The church with the most participants will be the recipient of the "Holy Spirit" Award.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the First Congregational Church of Twinsburg.

Online registration is available via HermesCleveland.com and closes Aug. 19 at 9 a.m.

Mail in registration is also available. Registration forms are available online and in the narthex and church office at the First Congregational Church of Twinsburg.

For more information, contact Hermes Sports and Events at 216-623-9933.

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