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Community, schools join for march to support upcoming levy and football team

By Conner Howard correspondent

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The city of Barberton will host a Magic March on Friday starting at Lake Anna Park to help gain support for the school levy. (Beacon Journal file photo)

Students, parents and other members of the Barberton community are invited to join the Magic March starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Lake Anna Park.

The march is intended to raise support for Issue 63, a Barberton schools levy on the November ballot. It will begin at Lake Anna and end at the Barberton High School Stadium. Participants are encouraged to show their pride by wearing purple Barberton attire. School band members and cheerleaders will help lead the march.

Barberton Mayor Bill Judge said the march is meant to gather community support for Barberton schools, both by attending Friday's football game and by endorsing the upcoming levy.

“Our goal is to get community members and students to rally in support of the levy coming up,” Judge said. “We thought we could march around the lake, a centerpiece of our city, wearing our Barberton purple attire. We'll walk around, gain some support, get some momentum and then walk down towards the stadium for the last football game to show some community support.”

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