Traverse City, Michigan celebrates the cherry, pits and all
July 8, 1997
Web posted at: 5:53 p.m. EDT (2153 GMT)
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (CNN) -- Optimists may consider life a bowl of cherries. For pessimists, it's the pits. In Traverse City, Michigan, residents push the metaphorical debate aside and pronounce the whole package ripe for a party.
Most of the nation's tart cherries are grown in Michigan, mostly around Traverse City in the northeastern part of the state. Every summer, the town celebrates its sweet and sour heritage with the National Cherry Festival, featuring the fruit of honor in every imaginable presentation -- from treats to meat, from airborne athletics to arthritis alleviation.
The Cherry Festival runs through July 13. For more information, call (616) 947-4230.
CNN Detroit Bureau Chief Ed Garsten contributed to this report.
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