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Celebration of life for former Redbird swim coach Archie Harris

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Archie Harris

A memorial service for Archie Harris will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, September 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Normal, followed immediately by a reception in the Old Main Room at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University, where food and beverages will be served.

Harris was the head men’s swimming coach and instructor at Illinois State University from 1957-1981. His most beloved position at Illinois State was as the director of the Easter Seals camp on Lake Bloomington from 1966-1981, where he mentored college students and brought a real summer camp experience to countless children around the state and country.

Please RSVP for the reception by Monday, September 12, by calling (630) 212-1094 or (916) 812-7351.

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