Peru State Speaker Series Continues Jan. 23

PERU – Peru State College’s distinguished speaker series continues Jan. 23 with the presentation of “The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story.”

Aaron Thomas leads the presentation about his father, a high school football coach who helped his own rebuild after a tornado before he was shot by a former player with mental issues. says “rather than shun the family of their father’s murderer and perpetuate the tragedy that Parkersburg faced, Aaron and his family called for understanding and forgiveness-because that’s what Ed Thomas would have wanted them to do.”

Thomas will discuss his family’s journey and the challenge to be a difference maker.

The free presentation is scheduled at 7 p.m. on the college’s newly renovated Performing Arts Center.

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