It takes a community to bring the National Cherry Festival to life. Traverse City resident Jessica Hardy, age 14, volunteered at the Oasis, the food station located near the main stage at the Festival Open Space. She works alongside her sister, Julia, age 12, to decorate the tables in the food court, too. This is her fifth year working as a festival volunteer.
“I love seeing my friends, making new friends, and seeing the Blue Angels,” she said.