TWINSBURG — Hundreds of people could be seen at Twinsburg High School March 7, eating pancakes, checking out booths from local businesses and organizations, and playing games with their children.
Children could be seen carrying balloon sculptures, candy and other goodies while adults, many carrying bags, stopped at numerous booths for information on businesses and local services. Throughout the day, the school district's choirs and bands performed for those in attendance.
Altogether, more than 600 people came to the high school to check out the 2020 Twinsburg In Search of Show Expo, the Blue Ribbon Schools Pancake Breakfast, or the PTA Community Carnival — or all three events — said Stacie Feiock, a board member on the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce.
"I've had a lot of traffic at my table, Independent Village," Feiock said. "The pancake breakfast was huge. We had performances by the choir and the bands."
John Goehrke, who came with his sons Anthony, 7, and John, 5, said the event "was amazing."
"It's such a great thing to do. Our kids saw so many of their friends. They had a blast at the carnival. This was a special Saturday afternoon. We've been here three hours, and they didn't want to leave."
Anthony said he liked the balloons and games most, and both brothers gave the event a thumbs up.
Chamber president Angelo Carcioppolo said there was "a great turnout from the community."
"It was well-attended, a good event," Carcioppolo said.
Walt Hoffman, co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Schools Committee, said that the line for the breakfast "was going halfway around the back."
"This was more crowded than I think it's been in the last couple years," Hoffman said.
Reporter April Helms can be reached at 330-541-9423, email@example.com, or @AprilKHelms_RPC