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CANTON, OH (January 3, 2011) – The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have named two long-time community volunteers to leadership positions for the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Candy Wallace, community volunteer extraordinaire, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Guy Ruda, sales associate for R. Z. Marketing Group, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"] Wallace has been deeply involved in Enshrinement Festival activities for many years, including prior service on the Fashion Show Luncheon committee, as well as previously serving as chairman of the Food Committee and Enshrinees Dinner Committee. Elsewhere in the community, she is a member of the Aultman Hospital Women’s Board and provides volunteer service to Stark Community Foundation, Stark Education Partnership, Sisters of Charity, SPARK, Plain Local Schools and Leadership Stark County. She and her husband William reside in Canton and have four children and two grandchildren. During the 2010 Enshrinement Festival, Ruda completed his tenth year as chairman of the Enshrinement Committee. He previously served for 18 years as a member of the committee, as well as three years as chairman of the former NFL Experience Committee. Ruda and his wife Gail are the proud parents of David and Danielle. Enshrinement Festival leadership will work together with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as a team of more than 4,200 dedicated community volunteers, as they plan and stage the 2011 Enshrinement Festival, slated for July 28 through Aug. 9, 2011. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival features a total of 18 unique and diverse events over a nearly two-week period, expected to be enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people. The central focus and highlight of the festivities will be the Aug. 6 induction ceremony for the 2011 Class of Enshrinees, who will be announced on Feb. 5 during Super Bowl weekend activities. Check the Web sites periodically for the latest information: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.

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