August 9, 2009

Attendees seeing double at Twins Day fest

Attendees of the Twins Day festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, say the annual gathering of sets of twins is a chance for fun and to see double.

Courtney Schmies, 18, of Parma Heights, Ohio, said attending Saturday's festival in Twinsburg gave her and her twin sister Brittney an opportunity to compete for the festival title of Most Alike Females between the ages of 16 and 19, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

It's just fun to compete, Schmies said. Schmies and her sister failed to place this year, despite having won the event last year.

Cayla Simmermon, who was on hand with her twin sister Mylee, said the festival offers a sense of family.

It's like one big family reunion, all the twins you've met, she said.

Perhaps Kendall Braun, who won with his twin brother Kevin in the category of least alike males above the age of 13, put it best when asked about the festival.

Where else can you see double for a three-day weekend? Braun told The Plain Dealer.