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August 4, 2011

Cherry Festival director steps down

TRAVERSE CITY – National Cherry Festival Executive Director Tim Hinkley is stepping down.

Hinkley is retiring after three years as head of the festival, organizers said Thursday. Hinkley received a 3-year contract in November 2008 as the festival’s fifth executive director; he replaced Tom Menzel who now heads the Bay Area Transportation Authority.

Hinkley is a native of Clarkston who formerly worked as chief operating officer of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

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